chhese coins

My sister brought these from San Francisco on a visit and they reminded us of something our mom made.  We called her and she remembered exactly who the recipe came from and had it written down.  My sister said the first time she ever experienced her mouth watering was when she stepped out of the shower and smelled these coins coming out of the oven.

In 1975 my grandmother had a neighbor named Belle.  This is her recipe.

  • 1/2 pound of softened margarine
  • 2 cup grated cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper or chili powder
  • 2 cups rice crispies

Mix everything together, chill dough if needed for easier handling, make into small balls and press down with a fork on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins.

Ideas to add to them, blue cheese, pecans, garlic, cayenne pepper, black pepper, herbs, feta, parmesan etc.  So crunchy and delicious.