Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers

Like most kids, Redmond loves Goldfish crackers.  They're the perfect size for his little hands and great for on-the-go.  But, I don't love all of the unnecessary ingredients in them.  There are about 12 ingredients in Goldfish crackers with some of those ingredients containing more ingredients!  So, I decided to take it upon myself to make some from scratch with just five (yes, 5!) ingredients.  Cheese, flour, salt, butter and water.  You can make the crackers as big or as small as you'd like.  After I cut out my first batch, I rolled out the dough to cut out more.

We got a winner!!!

Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers
Makes approx 8-9 dozen (depending on the size)

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup whole wheat flour, plus 1-2 tbsp for rolling
4 tbsp unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cold water

1.  In a food processor combine all ingredients except the water.  Pulse until the mixture resembles course sand.  Add in the water and continue to process until a dough ball forms.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. 

2.  Preheat oven to 375°.  Lightly sprinkle flour over a hard surface and roll out dough until about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut dough into crackers with a knife or cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet*. 

3.  Bake for about 13-18 minutes, removing from oven as soon as the crackers begin to brown.  Allow to cool and enjoy!

*My crackers were puffy and a little on the chewy side, they still taste good, but if you want a crisper cracker, you may want to prick the the crackers with a toothpick a few times before baking.

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