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Homemade Cheese Crackers


I’ve told you all how I have a love affair with cheese. I love cheese. In fact, I’m working on a cookbook called “Double the Cheese” {not really.. I just really love cheese}. And Cheez-Its and goldfish are definitely some of my favorite salty snacks just for the fact that they are cheesy. In fact, I have very early memories of my father snacking on Cheez-Its and sneaking me some while my mom wasn’t looking. I love those delicious cheesy crackers! Then I found this amazing recipe showing me how to make my own homemade cheese crackers! Yippee!

Homemade Cheese Crackers
 
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A delicious knock-off of Cheez-Its!
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Mix butter, salt and cheese in a mixer until combined. Add in flour and mix until combined {it will be really pebbly and crumbly}.
  2. Slowly add water, 1 tbsp at a time. Allow at least 1 minute of mixing between each tbsp added. {Give the dough a few minutes to form up. If it still isn’t forming a ball, add 1 tbsp more of water until it does.} Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Divide dough into 2 portions. Roll dough out on cookie sheet until it is at ⅛-inch thickness. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 1-inch squares. Using a toothpick, poke a hole in the center of each square.
  5. Bake for 13-17 minutes or until puffy and golden. Rotate pans ½ way through. Allow crackers to cool on tray. Then store in airtight container.

Adapted from A Chow Life

These are so delicious and fluffy but also crispy! My hubby nearly made himself sick snacking on these because they are so addicting!

I was surprised at how similarly these tasted to real Cheez-Its. Of course, they don’t taste exactly the same. It is probably because they don’t have that “factory made” taste but instead have that “baked in the oven” flavor. ;) These were so good and so simple to make!

What is your favorite salty snack?