Spicy Cheese Twists

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These twists are rich and crisp, the perfect companion to a bowl of soup. If you make extra dough and freeze it, you can always roll some twists out at the last minute.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 48 minutes

Makes: 32

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. unsalted butter
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 oz. Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Splenda
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. red hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1½ cups corn flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour

Directions

  • Place all ingredients but the flour in a food processor and pulse. Slowly add the flour, a half-cup at a time, and pulse until dough is just mixed and holding together. Divide dough in half. Shape into two oblong loaves and wrap tightly in plastic.
  • Refrigerate loaves for 60 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll one loaf of dough to 12" x 16" and ⅛" thickness.
  • Cut into 16 strips. Gently twist them and place them on the parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for another 6 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Let cool. Twists should be very dry and crunchy. Repeat for the second loaf.

Recipe Information

Makes: 32

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. unsalted butter
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 oz. Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Splenda
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. red hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1½ cups corn flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour

Directions

  • Place all ingredients but the flour in a food processor and pulse. Slowly add the flour, a half-cup at a time, and pulse until dough is just mixed and holding together. Divide dough in half. Shape into two oblong loaves and wrap tightly in plastic.
  • Refrigerate loaves for 60 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll one loaf of dough to 12" x 16" and ⅛" thickness.
  • Cut into 16 strips. Gently twist them and place them on the parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for another 6 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Let cool. Twists should be very dry and crunchy. Repeat for the second loaf.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium120mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein2g