It’s no secret that I love cheese (see my recipe from two weeks ago – Crispy Cheese Cups). One of my favorite snacks is Cheez-its®. I was so excited when I found a recipe for Homemade Cheese-Its from Little House Living. I pinned it back in February, glanced at it a couple of times but never quite got around to trying it. Then a couple of weeks ago I found the recipe again and decided to try it. I messed with it a little bit to get it to my tastes (if you want the original recipe – go here).
Homemade Cheezy Crackers Recipe
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. cold butter
2 cups shredded four cheese blend
2-3 Tbsp. water
Combine flour, salt and butter in a mixer, food processor, or with a pastry blender, until crumby.
Mix in the cheese, about a 1/2 cup at a time, until well blended.
Add water, 1/2 Tbsp. at a time, until it forms a chunky dough.
Then let it sit out for about 20 minutes to soften up.
Flour the ball of dough, the rolling mat and rolling pin.
Roll the dough to about 1/8 of an inch thick to get the same effect as the boxed crackers. Or roll them a little thicker for more of a breadstick type texture.
Cut the dough into squares with a pizza cutter, or if you have a tiny goldfish cookie cutter – go for it!!
Let cool for a few minutes, then remove to a plate.
Makes about 50-60 crackers.