There are few things I love more than a cheesy cracker. But I have such a hard time eating them because of all the un-pronounceable ingredients.

No more, my friends.

1 cup all-purpose flour
4 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
4-5 tbsp cold water

Combine all ingredients except water in your food processor. Pulse until crumbly and well combined. Add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until it comes together as a dough. You may not use all of the water. (I only used 4 tbsp)>

Shape dough into a disk. wrap in plastic and freeze for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Place dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Carefully peel off top layer. Using a pizza cutter, trim dough into 2-inch squares. Transfer onto baking sheets. Use a toothpick to poke an indention in th middle of each. Sprinke with coarse salt.

Bake for 22-25 minutes or until slightly browned and crisp. Test one after cooling and return to oven a few minutes longer if not done. Store in an airtight container.



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2 responses to “cheese-its

  1. Will this remind me of a Cheez-it? Because I dearly love me some Cheez-it.

  2. Ok I just read the title of this post and feel like an idiot. Blushing…

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