I've been experimenting lately with some of our favorite snacks. So far these fruit snacks have been a hit and now we've moved on to cheese crackers! A friend of mine tried this recipe and after some tweaking I have a pretty yummy substitute for your store bought, aquatic shaped, cheesy cracker!
8 oz of sharp cheddar
4 T butter, cubed
1 cup flour
1 Tsp homemade taco seasoning
2 T cold water
Grate your cheese. Pulse everything except the water in the food processor until it is course. Pulse in water slowly. Remove the dough from the processor and mold into a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
Roll out the dough. The first couple of times I made this I used various small items to cut out shapes. It was fairly time consuming. The next time I make this I plan to roll it out and then cut it with a knife into squares. It might not be as cute but part of my reasoning for making things at home is to be healthier in a timely and cost effective fashion. I did NOT find cutting out tons of tiny goldfish or circles time effective!!
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
These are SO yummy!! The problem with making them is they disappear WAY too quickly! I found the taco seasoning really gave them some bite. You could use any type of seasoning that you wanted.
Here is the recipe for taco seasoning that I used (taken from Allrecipes)
1 T chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 & 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
This will make enough for many cheese cracker recipes!
I hope you enjoy this awesome snack!