Monday, April 8, 2013

Homemade Cheese Crackers:

A nice, soft cracker is something that I really miss sometimes, so I was really excited to find this recipe. They turned out soft inside and crisp on the outside! They didn't have a strong cheese flavor at all either.
Plus, I couldn't believe how quick and easy they were! It took less than 30 minutes from start to finish! 
I hope you give them a try...even if you don't eat gluten-free!

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter, cubed and slightly softened
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum (omit if you are not making these gluten-free)
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 tblsp. milk

Combine the cheese, butter, flour, xanthan gum and red pepper flakes in a food processor. Pulse until the dough turns into course crumbs. Add the milk and pulse until the dough forms into a ball.
Place the dough on a plastic cutting mat and form into a rectangle shape. Cover with plastic wrap and roll out in a rectangle shape to about 1/8-inch thickness. Use a pizza cutter or knife and cut into 1-inch squares. Use a wooden skewer and poke and hole in the center of each cracker. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Place the crackers on the cookie sheet allowing at least 1/2-inch between each cracker. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned (you don't want to bake them too long). Cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Cool leftovers completely and store in an airtight container.

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