Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Homemade Cheez-Its

These homemade Cheez-Its have the perfect flavor. Really. They're worth a try!

Homemade Cheez-Its

1 cup flour
4 Tbsp butter
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 to 1/3 cup cold water

Combine flour, butter, cheddar cheese, salt, and cayenne pepper in a food processor until crumbly. Add water by spoonfuls until a dough consistency is reached.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Unwrap dough and use a rolling pin to get it as thin as you possibly can. If you have a pasta roller, this would be a great thing to use it for. Then use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into small squares.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake the crackers at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes or until crispy and the bottoms are golden brown.


Rachel said...

I tried making homemade wheat thins once, but I've never thought of making cheez-its. I'll have to try it sometime, they sound good.

The Harried Cook said...

This is something I really ought to try! I love Cheez-its! Thank you for sharing :)