You know how much I love cheese and crackers. And if you don’t, know that if we don’t have cheese and crackers in the house, the world is just not right. I grew up eating cheese and crackers almost every night and I’ve since continued that habit. :) This recipe combines the two – cheese and crackers bundled up in one package? I’m in!

I’ve seen the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) episode (twice!) where she helps her friend plan and prepare a cocktail party and she makes these cute little blue cheese & walnut crackers. Both times I’ve thought they would be kind of fun and I finally got around to making them. I think they would be fabulous alongside some champagne myself and that is how I plan to enjoy the ones that I don’t give away!

Blue Cheese & Walnut Crackers - adapted from Ina Garten

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8 oz blue cheese, crumbled and at room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon water for egg wash
  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts

Cream together butter and cheese. Add flours, salt and pepper and mix until it is in large crumbles. Add 1 Tablespoon of water and mix until combined.

Dump flour on counter and roll into a long log. (I wanted my crackers a little smaller, so while Ina says to roll into 12 inch log, I did about double that). Brush log with egg wash and roll in chopped walnuts, pressing them into the log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 days.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.

Cut the log into thin slices (about 1/2 inch) and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool and serve at room temperature.

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    This look so good! Two of my favorite flavors :)


  2. Jen @ She said. She said.
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    I have made these a few times and they always go over well. They are perfect with a cocktail. Ina’s Parmesan thyme crackers are also delicious.


    • Emily
      Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:14 am

      Ooh, I’ll have to check those out! They sound great!


  3. Dawn (HealthySDLiving)
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    I’m not a blue cheese fan but I LOVE walnuts and these really do sound delicious!


    • Emily
      Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

      It really isn’t THAT strong of a blue cheese flavor, so you might like it!


  4. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    carbs + cheese = God’s gift to taste buds. I bet some quality mustard would be amazing on these!


    • Emily
      Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

      Good idea, I’ll try it!


  5. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    Ohh, nice work. I have been looking for some savory appetizer ideas, and this looks like a crowd pleaser.


  6. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious! I have never attempted to make homemade crackers!


  7. kate
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    yum! this looks really good. we cut all the blue cheese yesterday and have a very full refrigerator if you need some more!


  8. Marisol Perry
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    Ohh, nice work. I have been looking for some savory appetizer ideas, and this looks like a crowd pleaser.


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