Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Homemade Cheese-its

During my girls morning nap today I was searching different mom blogs and websites for fun, easy and "healthy" snacks for little ones.This is a great recipe because it's easy, requires minimal ingredients and has no preservatives. Kate is a big snacker. Hmmm, wonder where she gets that from! I came across one for homemade cheese-its. I had everything in stock so I whipped some together on this rainy May day.
This is a really easy and fun recipe to make for your kids, friends, whoever..
Heck, Kate will be lucky if she gets any of these! 







Recipe

  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small squares
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag grated extra-sharp 2% Cheddar cheese (preferably orange)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • dash of onion powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in food processor (or mixer like I did), and pulse until crumbly. Add cold water, a tablespoon at a time (I think I had to add 6 tbs of water) , until dough comes together. Form into ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Place dough on parchment paper, and roll out to 1/8 inch thickness, using pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 1 inch squares. Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake for 25 minutes. Test for crispiness; crackers may take a few minutes more to finish crisping. Remove from oven when crisp and just starting to brown. Let cool and serve.

* I didn't roll mine out as thin as I should have but they were delicious nonetheless! 
 The crispier, the better!

 This is the perfect little homemade snack to enjoy on a cozy day like today...

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

1 comment:

Deanna Buoniconti said...

I made the a couple weeks ago! So delish! Silas loved them, and so did we!!! I cut half of them in bigger pieces for bread with dinner! Such a hit =)
ps--- I'm gonna try your S'Mores pie for Silas's b-day!!! CAN NOT WAIT! Thanks for sharing your recipes!