How do you prefer to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Do you go all out with a huge bash? Head out for a night on the town? Or keep it low key with a small little get together? Really, any of these are just fine with me as long as I can enjoy with my favorite people, a few good snacks and something delicious to sip!
One of my favorite little snacks to enjoy with a cocktail has to be Southern Cheddar Crackers. They are simple to make with a crisp, salty goodness that pairs perfectly with a Kentucky favorite – Bourbon!
These little crackers are perfect accompinament food. The cheesy flavor isn’t overwelmingly strong. That’s while you’ll find some variation of these little goodies on any well-stocked Southern bar. And, of course, you’ll find one of our favorite Bourbons, Woodford Reserve, on the NYE bar.
And speaking of a well stocked bar, how perfect are these little gold foil shot glasses? I received them, along with the foil tassel garland and Joy to the World dish from the talented entertainer Not Just A Mommy as part of an amazing food prop exchange. As soon as I opened the box, I knew the gold themed goodies would be great for New Year’s Eve.
This fun prop exchanged was organized by the lovely Design, Eat, Repeat. If you have never checked out her site, hop on over there to see some of the cutest printable designs and baked goods you ever will see!
For New Year’s Eve get togethers I don’t always have all of my Christmas decorations put away. I actually like to keep my Christmas tree up through New Year’s Day. So, I incorporate a few of Christmas decorations into my New Year’s Eve gatherings. Sparkly, metallic items, like the mercury glass tree and the Joy to the World mini plate, can be used in a New Year’s set up. Incorporating the Christmas items into a New Year’s Eve set up takes the pressure off of cleaning up one holiday before moving onto the next.
Southern Cheddar Crackers
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixer, beat butter and cheese at medium speed until creamy. Slowly add in flour, salt & cayenne pepper, beating until completely incorporated. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using a small cookie cutter, cut out small rounds and place on baking sheet. You can re-roll out the remaining dough scraps and cut remaining circles. Bake about 20-25 minute or until golden brown.