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  • 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c. cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • coarse salt, to taste


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two sheet pans with baking parchment. Place the cheese, butter, honey and hot sauce in a food processor and pulse to blend. Add the flour, rosemary and salt and pulse repeatedly until the mixture clumps and forms a ball when pinched between fingertips. Remove the food processor blade. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and press into a 1/2" thick circle. Divide the circle in quarters. Cut each quarter into 4 even pieces. Gently roll each piece into a 12" long pencil thin rope. Cut into 4" lengths and place on the prepared baking sheets at 1" interval.

To create the glaze, combine the 1/4 c. honey and 1 tsp. hot sauce in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring until very thin, about 5 - 10 seconds. With a small brush lightly brush each stick with the honey. Bake until lightly browned on the bottom, 8 - 10 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven and with 2 small spatulas carefully turn each stick over. Bake 2 - 5 minutes longer or until nicely browned. Remove the pans from the oven. Sprinkle the sticks lightly with coarse salt. Cool completely before removing from the sheet pans. Arrange on a plate and cover lightly with a dish towel. If tightly covered the sticks will lose their crispness. Alternately, wrap the sticks in baking parchment.

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