Son has a bit of a cold, and his nose is way too overactive to permit school attendance. That left us looking for things to keep us happy and occupied in between breathing treatments.
Alison at This Wasn’t In The Plan posted a link to a fun recipe for Cheddar Cobwebs last week, and this was a perfect activity for us to tackle today. This is seriously one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever prepared, making it something that Son could do all by himself. Which I’ll let him do next time (except for some of the cheese grating when the pieces get small).
I doubled the recipe and modified it a little. I combined cheddar and an Italian cheese blend, and I’ll tell you that the really small shreds didn’t do as well as the larger. I also substituted garlic powder for paprika, as I don’t have any paprika in the house.
Also, instead of transferring them to a cooling plate I just slid the baking paper off the cookie sheet, slipped the spatula underneath to make sure they weren’t sticking and set them on the counter to cool. Since I made a double batch I knew I’d have leftovers to store, and this made it easier.
And they’re not just a Halloween recipe. You could also call them White Cheddar Snowflakes, or Blue Cheese Stars and Stripes, Queen Anne’s Lace…
To me they were yummiest when still slightly warm. They make a great snack, but I also think they’d be terrific on a cold day, as a complement to tomato soup.
Let your imagination take you where it may.