Take a break from holiday sweets and try out this 20 minute recipe!
I was recently talking with a co-worker about the types of food you’re embarrassed to say you love. Now, I’d normally say I have a fairly refined palate, I make an effort to try new foods, and I challenge myself with unique recipes in the kitchen. However the one exception to that rule is cheez-its. Freakin’ cheez-its. I’ve stopped buying them because they’re so mysteriously addictive.
After this conversation I decided to try homemade cheez-its. This way, if I’m eating them as a snack, I can control the ingredients [SALT!] and amount that I make. If anyone from Sunshine Foods is reading this: victory is mine.
So, adventures of homemade Cheez-its:
- 6 oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded or cut thin
- 4 oz seriously sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded or cut thin
- 1/2 stick butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp kosher salt, plus more to sprinkle on top
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp ice water
1) cut or shred your cheeses
2) Combine cheeses and butter. Beat with paddle attachment.
3) Add salt and flour4) Slowly add ice water
5_ Combine into a ball. ONE BIG CHEESEBALL!
6) Roll out (thickness doesn’t matter for this step) and refrigerate for an hour.7) Remove from the fridge and roll out to 1/8 inch
8) The fun part! Cut into even squares and use a toothpick, straw, or end of a chopstick to poke a hole in each cracker. Note- the crackers grow, so the hole should look a little bigger than usual. The pastry cutter is not necessary, but definitely gives it the finishing touch to make it look just like the real thing!
9) Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.