these crackers are one of those snacks that transport you back to your childhood the second you take a bite. basically, they taste just like cheez-its, but with a freshness that you’d never get out of a box. they are light, flakey, crispy, and full of cheesy flavor. they are perfect as a quick snack in the middle of the day, but i bet you could also serve them as part of an elegant cheese plate and people would be totally impressed. and you could definitely be flexible with what kind of cheese you use – i used a tomato-olive flavored prairie jack that you can find here, which imparted a very subtle twist in the background, but you could really be creative with whatever flavors you like. who knew making crackers was this easy?!
light, flakey, crispy cheese crackers.
- 4 oz cheese, finely grated (i used the tomato olive flavor here)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- combine the cheese and butter in a medium bowl. add the flour and salt and mix everything together. knead the dough a bit with your hands to bring it together into a ball.
- shape the dough into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
- preheat the oven to 375ºf and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- roll out the dough between two pieces of wax paper. you want it very thin - ⅛-inch or thinner. cut the dough into squares and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. with a fork, poke a few holes in each cracker. bake the crackers for 7-9 minutes, until they are golden and just starting to get dark at the edges.
- move the crackers to a wire rack to cool completely.