Monday, October 10, 2011

Sour Cream and Chive Cracker Recipe - A little Halloween fun


Trick-or-Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!  Sorry, the immature Queen just couldn't help herself.

It's here, it's finally here, October my favorite month of the year.  Time to pull out the Halloween decorations and stop worrying about the cobwebs, they will blend in anyways.  I'm a little late this year; I usually have my decorations up and am working on my costume by now.  I'd fire myself; if I didn't work for free.

Who doesn't love all the little goblins and ghosts that will soon descend upon our doorsteps.  I know I do, and as much as the Queen enjoys hopping them up on candy and sending them home, she felt it was only practical that a non-sugary option be available.  Who wouldn't want to gobble up these cuties? 


Sour Cream and Chive Crackers
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (optional)
1 cup shredded fontina cheese
4 tbsp. butter, cold, cut in 1/2" pieces
2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup sour cream
Small amount of black sesame seeds

In the bowl of a food processor place flour, salt, pepper (optional if your little ghouls don't like any spice), and the cheese, pulse one or two times.  Add butter and pulse a couple more times until mixture is looking crumbly.  Add chives and sour cream and pulse until the mixture is starting to ball up.

Substitution:
I used fontina cheese, but parmesan or white cheddar would also work well.

Place cracker dough in a covered bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/4" thick and cut out with small ghost shaped cutter and place them 1/2" apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat.  Place two black sesame seeds for eyes and one for the mouth.  I love mini cutter sets such as these, your local craft store is a good source too.

Bake 13-15 minutes.

Makes 36 crackers.


You guys didn't think I would trick you did you, only treats are to be found here.

Enjoy,

Gina

29 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I want to make some too :))

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  2. Hey Gina, I've trying to comment here for awhile now but the phone keeps ringing and I'm trying to multitask! Yes, these are the cutest little ghosts and crackers all rolled into one amazing Halloween treat;-) I'll miss Halloween at home this year, oh well there's always next year!

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  3. Your little ghosts are so cute, any goblin would love them. We hardly have any trick or treaters in our neighborhood now, but we are going to a Halloween, so I could make them for the party.

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  4. These are so cute! So cute. My kids would adore me for those.

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  5. These are adorable and so festive! Love this! :)

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  6. I love this (and the fontina... mmm) but they are just so adorable. Glad for the treats! Life plays enough tricks!

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  7. These crackers are oh, so adorable, and perfect for Halloween, Gina!
    Love the crackers, and your creativity...especially:DDD

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  8. First time here……This cookies is perfect for halloween or any day..This looks really good...Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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  9. Eek! I love these! I can not wait to make them for Halloween!

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  10. Boo...these ghost crackers are not scary at all. In fact they're totally adorable! I could easily chomp on all their heads...LOL. Btw, it's so nice to see savory treats for Halloween because all those sweet stuff are making me tired (yep, definitely something wrong with me!).

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  11. Those are SO cute! I love the combination of sour cream and chive (I'd need to leave the pepper out for Dudette's sake). Using the black sesame seeds for eyes and mouth is priceless too. These Halloweeny recipes are all so fun.

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  12. Your treats are so cute; haven't made Halloween fun things in years;I miss it now!
    Rita

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  13. Heehee these ghosts are so cute and YUMMY. I love how you decorate these crackers with pumpkins. I never imagined these sesame seeds can show ghost's facial expressions so well!

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  14. Love the ghostly designs, this is truly inspiring. I hope my crackers would turn out great like yours. Nice post :)

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  15. These are just too cute!! I have been wanting to come up with some creative Halloween treats - but I am just lacking ideas! These are just perfect!

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  16. So so cute! I do like sweets but savory is my first choice most times. These would definitely be my first choice. I have to tell you that I'm not surprised you love Halloween. You see the first time I read your alias, that is SPCookieQueen, I thought it said spookie queen. LOL:) I just read it to fast then thought oh she must love Halloween. Now I know the meaning behind SPCookieQueen so I don't make that mistake any more. But thought I'd share with you:) Hehe! Hope you are doing well.

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  17. Those are absolutely adorable! I love it!

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  18. Those are ridiculously adorable! And sound yummy too.

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  19. These crackers are so cute Gina! I'm a big time cracker fan and your savory Halloween treats are tempting me.

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  20. A perfect snack indeed. Light and crunchy.I like how it is in a shape of a ghost. Happy Halloween in advance! Huggss..

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  21. Gina - how cute are these? Super cute I say. BTW - our new breakfast spot is "The Original Pancake House" in Pleasant Hill. I would highly recommend the Dutch Baby Pancake - divine! Hope you have a wonderfully fun weekend!!!

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  22. :)) these are so cute..what a great idea, and photos are awesome too!!! I think my kids would love this for their Halloween party! Thanks for the inspiration, Gina! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Ohhh, I love those!!! Hopefully I can get some made for our friend's party :-) Kate @ kateiscooking

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  24. These are absolutely adorable! Hope you guys had a great Halloween :)

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