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!
- 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!