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Crispy Cheese Crackers

Since Kindermusik was cancelled yesterday and Rebecca was up at 5:30 we needed some activities to fill our day.  As usual I decided to do some baking.  We made crispy cheese crackers.  It’s another Heavenly Homemaker recipe.  Super simple.  And so good!  And one more thing I can make from scratch instead of buying at the store…healthier and cheaper!  As with my past efforst at crackers I’ll need a few tries to perfect these.  It was a pretty tough dough to roll…and I ended up not getting it all thin enough.  So the crackers on the edges were really good.  But the ones in the middle are a bit thick and not as crisp.  But still taste good.  I had to use more water than the recipe calls for to form a ball of dough.  Probably more like a 1/4 cup.  We’ll see how it goes the next time I try them.  There will definitely be a next time!  Rebecca loves these.  A great kid-friendly snack, and something a child can help make.

Crispy Cheese Crackers

¼ cup butter, softened
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature (I used a combo of cheddar and mozzarella…what I had on hand)
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. cold water (I used about a 1/4 cup)

Use beaters or food processor to mix butter and salt until creamy (I used a hand mixer). Add cheese. Mix well. Gradually add flour, baking powder and water, mixing until dough begins to form a ball. Form dough into a ball with hands.

Roll the dough into 1/8 inch thickness onto a cookie sheet. (I put a silpat on the baking sheet and then put parchment paper over the dough for the rolling to prevent sticking) Cut the rolled out dough into 1 ½ inch squares. Bake 15 minutes at 350° or until lightly browned. Turn off the oven and leave the crackers inside to crisp up (I left them in for about 10 min.). Store tightly covered.

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