Monday, 15 August 2011

Imperial Cheese Cookies

Warning! Saturated fat alert! 

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Allow me to introduce you to these butter-rich Imperial Cheese Cookies. These savoury delicacies stake their claim somewhere between Cheddar Ritz crackers and Nabisco Cheese Nips.

For those of you unfamiliar with Imperial Cheese, it’s like hoity toity Cheez Whiz. Most cakers reserve it for dinner parties, along with Nuts n’ Bolts, Blue Curacao and napkins with sayings like “We don’t Swim in your Toilet, so don’t Pee in our Pool.”

You can find Imperial Cheese with all the other spreadable cheeses at your local grocery store. It’s the red container giving the box of Velveeta an inferiority complex.

1 250 gram container Imperial cheese, slightly softened
½ pound margarine or butter (1 cup), slightly softened
2 cups flour
1 cup Rice Krispies

Heat oven to 350°. Cream cheese and margarine or butter. Mix in flour. Mix in Rice Krispies. Form into balls on cookie sheet. Press down with a fork. Dip fork in flour to keep from sticking. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.

Source: "Let's Break Bread Together," The United Churches in Canada

12 comments:

  1. This is one f**ked up recipe!!! WHOA! I'm very curious about this one, despite the potential it could have 1/2 a pound of margarine in it.

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  2. You know, there isn't much in this world that a 1/2 pound of margarine couldn't fix. Just sayin'.

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  3. A family friend has been making theses as Christmas gifts for years. And everyone loves them. Now I know the recipe .. It's worth making there addictive.

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    1. They ARE addictive. I hope your family friend puts a warning on the box.

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  4. These sound disturbingly divine and a great appetizer/cocktail munchie for entertaining

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    1. They go with pretty much everything. And they harden your arteries as an extra bonus!

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  5. We make these but slightly different...we use 1/2 cup marg. or butter and 1 cup of flour and 2 cups of rice crispies :-)

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    1. I think there are lots of variations for this recipe. The question, of course, is which cheese cookie reigns supreme!

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  6. So, Imperial Cheese is the name of a product. See,at first I thought these disks of delish were called Imperial Cheese Cookies because they were fit for the taste buds of an emperor

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    1. God, no. Do you think cakers are that fancy? I don't think any of our cuisine would be fit for an emperor. Maybe a prom queen, but that's pushing it.

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  7. Been making these for years, always with butter and 2 cups of rice crispies instead of one...a Christmas treat, served with port wine jelly on the side. Always a hit with everyone even the dieters :)

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    1. Extra Rice Krispies never did no one no wrong. Just don't tell the dieters how much butter is in them. Ignorance is bliss - especially over the holidays.

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