But, this recipe is healthier. A lot healthier.
And ridiculously easy to make.
For some reason, I was really reluctant to make these. I've been looking at cheese cracker recipes for quite some time. I just could never bring myself to commit to making them. I had it in my head that homemade crackers were time consuming.
After a really bad day, I needed to do something productive besides cleaning and working in the garden.
I needed to do something nice for everyone I snapped at.
Homemade snacks always seem to do the trick around here. Usually brownies, but I was still a bit frustrated... so whole wheat cheese crackers seemed a nice alternative. Nice and homemade, but also healthy.
The dough mixed up quickly. I made two batches, one with cheddar and one with Swiss. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness and use a pizza cutter to trim it in to one inch squares. I used the small end of a chop stick to poke a hole in the middle...because real cheese crackers have holes.
The cheese taste gets stronger once the crackers have cooled. The kids snatched them up before I got a good picture of the first batch.
Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers Recipe
1 1/2 C shredded cheese (the stronger flavor, the better)
3/4 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C butter
1/4 t salt
2 T cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the first four ingredients together with your fingers until it resembles crumbles. Sort of like you mix a pie crust. Add in the cold water and continue mixing until the dough comes together.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 in thickness. Cut into squares using a pizza cutter.
Place squares on to parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool completely.
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