ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Southern Cuisine: Holle's Cheese Wafers

Updated on March 14, 2011

My family and I really like cheese wafers, or cheese crispies, or cheese straws, or cheese cookies – whatever you want to call them, they’re all delicious! I make them often for parties. I’ve always used my mom’s recipe that requires Rice Krispies cereal. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter went to the grocery store for me to get ingredients for some Christmas goodies I was planning to make. She forgot to get the cereal!

I’m nothing if not inventive. I decided I could figure out my own recipe for cheese wafers, and I did! We actually like these better than the old recipe. When I took the first batch out of the oven, I thought Johnny was going to eat the whole pan right then and there.

For the best wafers, use the best cheese! This is quick and easy cooking, and these little morsels are delicious. They're perfect for a Super Bowl party, a Christmas party, or any get-together. Anyway, here’s my recipe:

Holle’s Cheese Wafers

What you’ll need:

1 stick of salted butter, softened (use REAL butter)

2 cups finely grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 ½ cups plain flour

1 teaspoon Lowry’s garlic salt

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon ground red pepper (or more!)

Finely chopped pecans (optional)

A few drops of water

Place all ingredients except the water in a large bowl. Work the mixture with your hands until it’s well blended and it sticks together. I had to add just a few drops of water. If you’re planning on forming the dough into fancy straws or rosettes with a pastry tube, you might need to add a little more water.

Roll the dough into balls. I did mine about an inch in diameter. Place the balls on an ungreased nonstick cookie sheet. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the balls. I flatten mine to about ¼ or 1/3 inch. If you want crispier wafers, you’ll probably want to make them thinner.

Bake in a preheated oven at 300 degrees. For soft wafers, bake about 11 minutes. For crispy wafers, bake a little longer.

Use good quality cheese!
Use good quality cheese!

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)