Cheez-its

6 Sep

Oh. My. God. These are the best things I think I’ve ever made, second only to my fries. Seriously, I made homemade cheez-its. From scratch. In less than half an hour. Technically, in the original recipe, they’re supposed to be goldfish, but I didn’t have a goldfish cookie cutter, nor did I have a soda can from which to make one, so I made squares, and called them Cheez-its.

  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 Tbs butter, cubed
  • 3/4 tsp salt (plus extra for “garnish”)
  • 2 Tbs cold water

So here’s what you do. I still don’t have a camera.

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the water and additonal salt, and pulse until it’s texturally like sand.

Then add your water and pulse until completely combined and forms a ball.

Take your dough ball out of the processor and wrap it with plastic, and stick it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set.

While this is going on you should probably clean up the mess… my kitchen was covered in flour after this was all said and done.

And another note, if you’re using a ninja food processor (LOVE THAT THING!), you’ll have to do this recipe in two batches.

Once the dough has rested in the fridge for the specified amount of time, take it and roll it out fairly thin- the thinner the dough, the crispier the cracker- and cut out your shapes!

Lay them all out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure that none of them are touching, and sprinkle them with the additonal salt- just half a pinch per square/goldfish/cheez-it/whateveryouwanttocallit.

Lastly, stick them in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy and delicious. Take them out, let them cool for a few minutes, and serve warm. Or room temperature. They’re good either way.

Happy happy happy eating!

Yes, that’s happy eating with two extra happy-s. Enjoy!

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