Thursday, January 10, 2013

Homemade Cheese Crackers

 So, Kidlet is a huge fan of Cheez-Its. It's always been his #1 requested treat food but I hate that they are so full of ingredients I cannot pronounce. In comes the cheese cracker recipe. I think to myself "Self, homemade cheese crackers will solve the problem! But oh...they must be so hard and time consuming." But oh no, I was so wrong. These crackers are a cinch to pull together and oh so delicious!


I used my trusty FunBites Cube-It cutter to make easy work of the crackers. You can just cut them out with a knife or other cutesy cutter shapes also.

Cheese Crackers
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Ingredients:
  • 8 oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 T ice water
 Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375
  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cheese, butter, and salt. Add the flour and mix until pebble like in consistency. 
  2. Slowly add in the ice water and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Flatten dough in to a disk and wrap in cling wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Roll dough out as thinly as possible. Use a Cube-It cutter to create your square crackers
  5. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown


Store your crackers in an air tight container and enjoy the deliciousness you created! Kids will love them in their lunches!


Main Compartment: Alternating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich squares on skewers.
Large Side Compartment: Carrots with dip and Cherries
Small Side Compartment: Cheese crackers

I love the little Lunchbox Love Note! I did not know most Polar Bears were left handed but I love it! Kidlet is a lefty too :) He will be glad to know he is in good company!

Now, whether your a lefty or a righty you can win a FunBites Cube-It! How fun!

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42 comments:

  1. Great idea! I'm going to have to try them too!

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  2. With a brand new baby in the house, fun and tasty sounds perfect

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  3. I usually buy Annie's cheddar bunnies. But you've motivated me to try homemade:)

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  4. I keep telling myself I need to make these since my kid cannot eat many store-bought cheese crackers (allergies).

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  5. These look great! I am going to make these with my kids tonight!

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  6. These look great! I am going to make these with my kids!!

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  7. I've never thought about using one of those for crackers!

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  8. My kids devour Cheez Its when I buy them. I am excited to try these homemade ones!

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  9. Looks great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm going to try it either this weekend or next week since my kids are snack monsters... nom nom nom.

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  10. I made these this summer with my students. They were a huge hit with the kiddos and the grownups!

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  11. My kids would love these and would like to help make them too!

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  12. I am totally making those!!!!!

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  13. Now THAT is a helpful tool! I've seen a lot of recipes lately for how to make "homemade cheez its" but they are a lot more complicated due to people wanting them to look exactly the same. I like your idea much better. How easy--and the perfect bite size! :)

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  14. What an AWESOME idea, Jenn! Love it! :) I WANT it!! :)

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  15. Lilith loves cheese-its also I will have to attempt these on my next weekend off

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  16. Adding to the must try list - thanks for a great recipe!

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  17. This is amazing, Jenn! My kids would love this too.

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  18. Well I might just have to try this. My kids would be thrilled!

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  19. Well I might just have to try this. My kids would be thrilled!

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  20. These look so yummy! Well done!

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  21. My little girl turns 1 in 2 days! She would love eating foods I can make her with this cool little tool!!

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  22. That looks so good!!! I must remember to make this!

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  23. I always assumed these would be a pain in the booty to make, but you make it look simple! I will definitely give these a try!

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  24. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. my kids would love these they have pb and j for lunch everyday

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  26. These little pieces look really cute!

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  27. Neat idea...thanks for sharing!

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  28. Homemade cheese crackers are awesome! Love your lunches.

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  29. I'd like to try a cube it...I have Luv It but I hate it! LOL

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  31. I will use some gluten free flour and see how this recipe turns out. Must get the cube it cutter. Too cute!

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  32. cubes are awesome, and really perfect for bento! small, crunchy and yellow :)
    have a great day
    Monika

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  33. My kids love everything squared!

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  34. Wow. that looks super cool. My son is learning about measurements and is so cute singing a song about different liquid measurements! I love teaching him and cooking with him. This would be perfect to add to our fun!

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  35. The spawn is asleep on my chest and now I'm craving cheese crackers. Wonder if I can shift without him waking up. :-)

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  36. I just found your blog. Thank you for this post - the kiddos only eat bento-type lunches, I have the Fun Bites Cube It. It never occurred to me to use it to cut out these crackers! Big lightbulb moment here. thank you. will be making these this weekend.

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