For the third installment of our "Home For the Holidays" series, we asked Jennifer Brett from The Atlanta-Journal Constitution to share one of her favorite holiday recipes. She candidly told us, "I have ONE recipe I can actually cook!" and she shares it below. You can read her column, "Peach Buzz," on page two of the paper's Living section and more frequent installments online at http://blogs.ajc.com/the-buzz. For continuous, witty commentary on news in Atlanta and beyond, follow her at @AJCBuzz on Twitter.
This recipe is from Betsy Stark of Starkville, Miss. She is a cousin of my husband, Charles Gay. Cousin Betsy is much beloved for her warm spirit and hospitable nature. Any visitor to her beautiful home, Stark Hill, has been immediately welcomed with a hug, followed by "What will you have to drink?" Cousin Betsy has always been a gracious hostess, and many pleasant evenings begin with the passing of her cheese wafers, which always disappear quickly!
2 cups flour
2 sticks butter
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Soften butter, cream in cheese, add flour. Mix in Rice Krispies. Roll into balls and mash with a fork to produce criss-cross design. Bake on a cookie sheet on the top rack at 350 for 10 minutes.