My husband has a sweet tooth, I have a salt tooth. He’ll take sweets in pretty much any form. I’m a little pickier about my sweets, but put a bag of chips and salsa in front of me and I lose all self-control. My husband, on the other hand, has absolutely no interest in chips, but has yet to meet a piece of chocolate that he doesn’t like.
So I was pretty sure that this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Cheez-it-ish Crackers, would be one that I would end up eating alone. And sure enough, he politely ate one from the first batch and said that they were “uh, fine”. Not a promising start.
But then I remembered that these little “crackers” reminded me an awful lot of one of my aunt’s standard cocktail nibbles, cheese cookies. Ok, I know, sounds weird. But honestly, the base recipe is pretty much the same as Dorie’s, and then she goes and throws pecans on them. Yes, I know, still sounds weird, you’ll just have to trust me, they are quite addictive.
So with my second batch I topped some with pecans and some with walnuts, just to see how they would taste. And do you know what, they were delicious. Even my husband agreed! Pecans were definitely the better pairing, but the walnut ones were pretty tasty too. And best of all, I don’t have to worry about eating them all.
I’m back with a quick note to say that I am having technical difficulties today. I can’t seem to leave my link on the FFwD page and I can’t seem to leave comments on any of the WordPress blogs. So annoying. So let me say here, all of your cheesy crackers look delicious and I am really enjoying your posts. I would also like to wish everyone a festive and joyful holiday season. We will be spending the holidays in the US, so I may not be able to participate the next few weeks. But if not, I look forward to getting back into the kitchen with all of you in the new year.
I love how some people have paired them with nuts – I will definitely have to do that next time 🙂 Merry Christmas Rose!
Personally, I had to top these with a bit of jam to balance the savory salt. Great post!
I am a sweet tooth but am leaning more and more towards savoury as I get older. Love the idea of putting nuts on top of these. Merry Christmas.
I actually like salty a wee bit more than sweet treats, but I lose all control when it comes to chips, popcorn, etc. so I try not to indulge! Love your addition of nuts. Safe travels and Merry Christmas! xo
Hi – I put your link up on the LYL for you since I didn’t see it up yet. Hope your technical issues get resolved. I know that I go into SPAM on a lot of Word Press sites, so that might be your issue?
Anyway – back to the post! Yes, I am a salt/ carb girl and The Dude is Mr. Chocolate. It makes things interesting sometimes. Like the idea of a cheese cookie 🙂
I love the fact that many of you added something to top these delicious little cheez-it-ish crackers off. Me, the non-creative cook that I am, just followed Dorie’s recipe, as always. Jam, herbs, nuts, extra salt sprinkled on top, all make these little cheeze critters better. Am amused that you did both the walnut and pecan taste test. Thanks for the research. Travel safely in America. There’s some fierce weather out there. We’ll see you on line when you’re safely home in your kitchen. Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy 2013.
That’s a great idea about the toppings. Makes everybody happy. Have a safe trip and a very Merry Christmas.
They look lovely with the nuts on top, too. I’ll have to try a few that way next time. Safe travels and happy Holidays!
I have a salt tooth too. My husband’s sweet tooth is restricted to a chocolate tooth. I love how you topped these with nuts. Great idea! I hope you have a wonderful visit home, Rose, and enjoy your holidays. I’ll look forward to cooking with you in 2013.
I had not thought of adding nuts until I saw some other posts (this is why we love FFWD, no ??) and your post cemented that I have to try this. I appreciate your opinion that pecan is preferable so I will make sure to include those ! Happiest of holidays to you – see you each Friday of 2013 🙂 Tricia
Rose, lovely additions to your delicious Cheese Crackers, they look great with the walnuts and pecans! I would also like to take the opportunity to whish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year! It has been a real pleasure connecting with you and your wonderful blog! Looking forward to many more great posts! Have a great time back home and then come back safely at the end of a fabulous holiday!