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Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Here is a Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe that is “so easy even I’ll make it”.

This recipe can be made ahead of time so it’s great for a brunch, tea party or any occasion appetizer.

Spicy Cheese Wafers

This recipes is very simple with only a few basic ingredients.

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Preparation for recipe

Begin by allowing butter to soften and finely grate the cheese.

Next, add all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix throughly.

Finally, add grated cheese and butter. Mix with hands until all ingredient are moist.

Roll out Cheese Wafers

Place mixture on wax paper and begin to shape into a log.

Wrap the wax paper around the log and roll until the log is approx. 2 inches in diameter.

Rolled cheese log

Keep cheese log wrapped in wax paper and refrigerate for approx. 2 hours or until firm.

Rolled cheese log

Ready to Bake Cheese Wafers

Preheat oven 400 degrees and remove log from refrigerator.

Then place a sheet of parchment paper over a large cookie sheet.

With a sharp knife, slice the cheese wafers approx. 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Place on parchment paper approx. 1 inch apart.

Sliced cheese rounds. Ready to bake cheese

Bake for approx. 10-14 minutes or until golden and firm.

Then remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

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Once cool, they are ready to serve. If not serving immediately, place in airtight container but be sure they have completely cooled.

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The Spicy Cheese Wafers are a delicious addition to any meal.

They are a great appetizer, great for a brunch or tea party and so much more.

The wafers are easy to make ahead of your event so they are a great choice for your menu.

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I hope you enjoyed this “it’s so easy even I’ll make it” recipe!

You might also enjoy Artichoke & Sun dried Tomato Bites appetizer recipe as well as, this Fresh Herb & Cucumber Recipe.

Yield: 30 approximately

Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Easy Appetizer Recipe to make ahead of time.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 8 oz. grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 cup softened butter


  1. Mix together all dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  2. Add grated cheese and softened butter and blend until throughly mixed
  3. Roll out onto wax paper, starting to form a log.
  4. Wrap the wax paper around the log and roll until roll into a log approx. 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter
  5. Keep cheese log wrapped in wax paper and refrigerate until firm (approx. 2 hours)
  6. Preheat Oven 400 degrees
  7. Slice cheese roll into 1/4-1/2 inches pieces
  8. Place parchment paper on large baking sheet
  9. Place slices cheese approx. 1 inch apart on parchment paper
  10. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until firm
  11. Remove to cooling rack
  12. Store in airtight container until ready to serve.


You can substitute finely chopped jalapeño peppers for the cayenne pepper if desired. Just be sure to drain all liquid from the peppers prior to adding.

If you prefer cheese straws, follow the above recipe but instead of rolling into a log, use an icing tube or plastic bag and squeeze the cheese mixture out into straws onto the parchment paper.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g

Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I include basic calorie and nutrition information for recipes as a courtesy. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using Calorie Counter App and information is entered as accurately as possible. We subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs.

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 30th of April 2022

These look absolutely delicious Rachel. Perfect for a lovely tea party.


Sunday 1st of May 2022

They are really good. Thanks


Friday 29th of April 2022

Rachel this recipe looks so good! I can't wait to make it!


Friday 29th of April 2022

Stacy, Thank you. It was really good!


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

This sounds delicious, and so easy. Hugs to you.


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Renae, thanks, they are very tasty!

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Rachel, these look so good and easy. You mention a tea party- yesterday a friend took me to the most amazing tea room for a birthday treat. There were so many great tea party ideas there so I have tea parties top of mind! Love quick yummy recipes like this!


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Mary, Oh happy birthday, That sounds like a wonderful treat.

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