Friday, July 30, 2010

Cheese Crackers

Ever since I started reducing the amount of processed foods we eat, Goldfish cheese crackers haven't found a spot in our pantry. The girls for the most part haven't missed them, but the other day they did ask for some fishy crackers for snack. I just ordered some mini-cutters and I think these crackers will be perfect for them.  These crackers were a huge hit!

Cheese Crackers
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (I've done it as all whole wheat or half whole wheat/half white)
  • 3/4 stick of cold butter cut into pieces
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3-4 tbsp ice cold water
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put flour into a food processor. Place the butter cubes around and pulse a couple of times until the butter is mixed in. Reserve 1 tbsp of the beaten egg for brushing on top* and mix the rest into the flour. Add a few tbsp of ice cold water, cheese and salt. Mix until dough forms. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into an 1/8 of an inch. Cut out using whatever shape you want, or cut into strips. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

*I did not take the time to brush the tops of mine, so they aren't as pretty and golden as they could be.


  1. Now you need to find a mini fish shaped cookie cutter!! Although I really like the stars better. I never understood what cheese crackers had to do with fish? What's that about?
    What was the girls' reactions?

  2. They loved them. They called them cookies instead of crackers, but I think I didn't roll them out thin enough. Work in progress!


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