Palmetto Cheese Crackers

Palmetto Cheese Crackers

We made two full batches of these for a reception, one Palmetto Cheese Original and one Palmetto Cheese with Jalapenos.  The next batch we’re going to try it with almonds instead of pecans.  Would be GREAT to use Palmetto Cheese with Bacon and real bacon pieces on top, mmmm.

1 cup flour
1 cup Palmetto Cheese – Original, Jalapeno or Bacon
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine
1/4 tsp salt

Sea Salt
Pecan pieces to garnish the tops

Using a stand up mixer, combine flour and Palmetto Cheese and mix on medium for 60 seconds. Add butter and mix on medium speed until blended. In a food processor, grind pecans fine. Add pecans and salt to the cheese mixture and mix until combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Dough must be chilled to work with. Once chilled, roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8″ thickness. With a round cookie cutter cut shapes into the dough. We used a 2″ cutter for the crackers shown. Remaining dough can be combined back together and rerolled.  Place the cut dough onto a greased baking sheet. Parchment paper or a silicone liner can also be used and makes removal from the pan a much easier process.

Press a pecan half into the center of each cracker and sprinkle with sea salt before baking.

Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy! Palmetto Cheese Crackers


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  1. Just made two batches of these loved loved loved them!!! Taste just like the ones my grandmother made for us!! Thank you so much!!

  2. Hubby and I are vacationing in South Carolina right this minute!! We are spending the night in Greenville to head on up to The Outer Banks, NC in the morning!! Can’t believe I am this close to Palmetto Cheese “country”!! The cheese pecan wafers look delicious and I am sure to try them on my friends and family!! Thank you for the great recipes on this post!! Yummy!!

    • Hi Linda! Growing up just wouldn’t have been the same without the pimento cheese sandwiches that mama made. Ours made pimento cheese for us too and we’re happy to keep the tradition going to our children.

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