Southern Cheese Rounds

They’re an instant classic.

By Chanel Dror
southern cheese rounds

“My grandmother’s cheese rounds are a signature dish of mine. They are super southern and old school and people go crazy for them! It’s also nice to have a finger food when people arrive so they can stand and continue talking. I always find it frustrating to carry on a conversation while struggling with a cheese platter for instance.” — Joyce Downing Pickens

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Southern Cheese Rounds

Serves 4 to 5 dozen

Southern Cheese Rounds

By Camille Styles


1 cup rice krispies
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 cup flour
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Pinch of salt to taste
Dash of tabasco to taste
Dash of cayenne to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend butter and cheese in a large bowl with a spoon. Mix in all other ingredients until well blended.
  3. Pinch off marble sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Mash the balls flat with a fork or between your palms. Bake for 15-18 minutes, checking  them occasionally. They should not looked burnt but golden.

Comments (3)

  1. miss agnes says:

    What is a stick of butter, in terms of quantity? Some of your readers don’t live in the US. Could you translate what it means in terms of either cup or grams? Thank you.

    1. Camille Styles says:

      Sure – it’s a 1/2 cup butter!

  2. Connie says:

    Sorry to say these were dry and tasteless. So excited to make these but they were a disappointment. I looked up other cheese cracker recipes after I made these and most of them called for 2 cups of sharp cheddar so maybe that would do the trick. These wouldn’t stay together they were so crumbly and they only made 2 1/2 dozen (recipe says 4-5doz.) The recipe just calls for “cheddar”, but you definitely need sharp or extra sharp cheddar. Will try again adding more sharp cheese to the recipe.

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