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Jean Darling's Cheese Crispies

Photography Elizabeth Messina

The recipe in Granny's handwriting

My grandmother, Jean Darling, was such an incredible cook that I could make an entire cookbook of all of her great recipes.  This is another one that has stood the test of time.  She used to always make Cheese Crispies for her friends when they played bridge.  It was the perfect little snack to nibble on while playing cards.   The first time I made them or a catering event for was for Mary Bonner Baker and Hunter Perrin's wedding in 2005.  I just made them two weeks ago for a party in Montecito and they were a giant hit.  
If you like Cheese Pennies or Cheese Straws you will like these.  The great news is that you can make the dough in advance in and refrigerate it for up to two weeks or freeze it for up to three months.  Also, you can bake them off ahead of time and put them in an airtight container and they keep for a week (if they even last that long.)  
What makes me the happiest about this recipe is that my …

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