Smoked paprika complements the sweetness of the cocoa powder in these homemade crackers. Crumble the chocolate crackers recipe over Greek yogurt or serve on a cheese board.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, smoked paprika and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add powdered and granulated sugars; beat 2 more minutes to blend. Add the egg whites; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Reduce speed to low; beat about 1 minute more. (The egg whites will curdle the batter, but the dough will come together when the flour mixture is added.) Still on low speed, add the flour mixture; mix only until it disappears into the dough. You should have a thick, smooth dough. Using a spatula, stir in chopped almonds.

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  • Turn the dough out onto a work surface. Divide in half; shape each half into a disk. Place a disk between two sheets of parchment or wax paper; roll it to a 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with the remaining disk. Freeze the rolled-out dough for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Position an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

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  • Working with half the dough at a time, use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut as many cookies as you can. Save the scraps of dough. Place the hearts about an inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.

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  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until just slightly firm to the touch, rotating the baking sheet at the halfway point. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool to room temperature.

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  • Repeat with the remaining dough, always starting with a cool baking sheet. Combine the scraps of dough. Shape into a disk, roll and freeze 15 minutes or until firm. Cut and bake as above.

Storage

Crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; 3 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 49 mg sodium. 30 mg potassium; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 118 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 9 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

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02/02/2013
Fun recipe, interesting dish. Definitely not sweet, but good with cheese. Plus, they are adorable. Good party food, I'd say.
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02/18/2013
I used these almost savory crackers in a cheese platter - the smoked paprika brings out an interesting flavor, and it was a success!