Friday, May 4, 2012

Homemade Cheesy Snack Crackers

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Lately I have been wanting to try the Homemade Cheese Its I keep seeing all over Pinterest.
Don't you just love that site?

Okay, so I could call these Homemade Cheese Its but these aren't as perfectly formed or as chemically colored as a Cheese It, so I just call them Cheesy Snack Crackers.

Plus, I'm so going to try this recipe with Pepper Jack Cheese over the weekend because I'm sure it will be a hit! You need these in your life!  Go try them now!  Well, maybe tomorrow would be okay, if you promise :)

Here's what you need:

4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
5 Tbs. butter, unsalted at room temperature
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup flour, all purpose
3 - 5 Tbs. ice cold water

In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the butter, cheese, and salt until well combined.
Add the flour and mix well, it will crumbly and dry.
Add enough ice water to get a dough like consistency and until it completely sticks together. I used about 4 Tbs.
Place dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Remove dough from fridge and cut in half.  On parchment or a clean surface, roll dough out until it is 1/8" thick approximately.
Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, like I do, cut strips 1 - 1-1/2 inches thick one way then the other to make squares.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 13 - 15 minutes.  They are better when they are a little on the brown side because they are crunchier.
Tasty, yummy Cheese Crackers

Serves - a lot


Here's the handy printable - Cheese Snack Crackers

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  1. Oh this looks great! Going to have to try it! :)

  2. Kelley, They are super easy and yummy. Let me know how you like them :)

  3. Yummmmmmmy! What a fun little snack and they sound so easy! I pinned this post, thanks for the recipe!

  4. I love Cheddar cheese! These will be a big hit with me and probably my family. YEAH!

  5. Ooo. I've been on a break and came back to see this. I so cannot wait to try it. My kids love cheese crackers.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sarah, Kids do love Cheese Crackers :)

  6. Now, cheese-its are my this has to be a winner! Thanks for linking up to Southern Sundays!

  7. These look so very, very yummy! They were be very dangerous in this house. I wouldn't be able to stoop eating them!

  8. I have never tried to make crackers! I am pinning these to make, I just have to try them. Just hopping over from Happy Hour Projects to check them out:)

  9. Wonderful! These crackers look DELICIOUS !
    It's been too long since I've made cheese crackers and I'd love bake them again.
    The only "problem" is that the usually don't last too long....

    1. Thanks Winnie, They are super delish! I am going to try them next with Pepper Jack, YUM.

  10. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!! I've been wanting to make some of these too, and now I will have to because these look great!!! Without all the chemicals that are in the Cheese Its!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing these! They look great, I can't wait to make them. My boys love cheese crackers, I know my oldest would love to make them too. I hope you'll share more of your great ideas with us this week.

  12. The kid's love cheese crackers and I can't wait to make these for them. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  13. I love homemade cheese crackers and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  14. oh man do these look good!!! I would love to have you share this at my link party and even enter the giveaway! I am your newest GFC follower...would let for you to check out my site too!!

  15. Seriously! I am huge cheez it fan. Everything of your I have seen is just amazing and these look divine! I need to get cooking!

  16. Wow, these look so good. And I love that they are not full of food coloring and preservatives. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  17. These look just like Cheese-Its. I like how easy they are to make too! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday! I hope to see you at the next party!

  18. Thanks again for linking up to last weeks party! I have another one up and running today. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    XO, Melissa

  19. I just made these... Let me just say WOW! I used half cheddar and half pepper jack, they are so good. The only thing I will change is next time I will divide my dough into 4 separate batches instead of 2. With 2 my edge crackers are crisp and delicious, but my center crackers are more like little bread squares (but still delicious!) I think I had too many on the pan too close together! Thanks for the recipe, I wish I hadn't waited 3 months to make them!


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