Cheez-It's - homemade

I've posted a couple cracker recipes already - but this one has been sitting in my files, forgotten, for 5 years now!  I've made numerous versions of these little Cheez-It like crackers and use whatever cheese I have on hand. Usually just mild cheddar but once in a while I buy sharp - which is really what these little crackers like best.

This version is not low-carb or keto as it does use a whole cup of flour.  Some of my other recipes are low carb though if that's what you're look for!



8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c butter, room temperature
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1 c flour
2 T water, iced

In a food processor, pulse the cheese, butter, and salt until combined. Add the flour and pulse a couple times to form crumbs.  Slowly add the water until the dough just forms a ball.  Chill the dough in plastic wrap for about an hour.  

Roll out the dough very thin (about 1/8") between parchment paper.  Cut them in 1″ squares and to give them a Cheez-It look, you can use a straw to punch a hole in the center - or you can just prick with a fork.  Sprinkle lightly with a bit of salt and bake at 375 for about 12 minutes, checking to move some around if the outside crackers are getting done before the center.   Let cool and eat!

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