Guest Recipe: Beer Cheese Crackers with Beer Cheese Spread

Photos by Kelly Jaggers

As if beer cheese crackers weren't decadent enough on their own, Kelly Jaggers of Evil Shenanigans went ahead and paired them with a beer cheese spread. (Accurate blog name, no?)

In this country crackers are thought of an an almost exclusively store-bought food, but they're pretty simple to make at home. And of course they keep for a relatively long time, so any effort put into making them has a great dividend.

This would be a great snack at any time, but we're especially looking forward to adding them to our Super Bowl menu.

Beer Cheese Crackers with Beer Cheese Spread
Serves 12
For the crackers:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon packed light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon mustard powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 tablespoons butter, cubed and chilled
3-6 tablespoons beer, the darker the better, cold

For the spread:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese
¼ cup beer, the darker the better
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon hot sauce
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon mustard powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Find the cooking directions here!

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About the Author

Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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