Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Homemade Cheese Crackers like Cheeze-Its

One of my friends had us over tonight and she decided it would be a lot of fun to make homemade Cheez-Its......not only did we have A LOT of fun but they were incredibly yummy and one batch was NOT enough!!!

We donned our aprons and went to town.
I love my apron, I got it for Christmas from my sweet Aunt Dana, it was re-purposed from a mans old button up shirt.

T. grating the sharp cheddar cheese

I had never heard of this kind of Paprika until my friend introduced it to my I highly recommend it instead of using regular Paprika. 

Homemade Cheese Crackers
She found the recipe from My Kitchen Snippets


1 stick butter (113 grm) – at room temperature
1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cups Flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (we did not add the cayenne and I am glad we didn't)
1 tsp of paprika (Hungarian Paprika highly recommended, has a wonderful smoky flavor)
2 tbsp of cold water (I think we for sure used 3)

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degree F. Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
2. Put all the above ingredients except water in a food processor. Pulse until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. Slowly add in one tbsp of cold water or a bit more until the mixture comes together into a ball. (We just mixed by hand)
3. Take out the dough and lightly floured work surface, give the dough a few knead and let it rest for half an hour.
4. Roll the dough out thinly about 1/8" thick. Cut out into desired shapes. (I used a pizza cutter and cut diagonal shapes)
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crackers start to get just golden on the edges
Remove the baking pan from the oven, and transfer the browned crackers to a cooling rack.

Here we are in our aprons. :)

I LOVE her French rolling pin....only slightly jealous. :)

Sooooooooo good.  You will be making them over and over again!!!

1 comment:

  1. Ok I've never tasted a Cheeze-It but yours look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe.


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