Cheese Crackers

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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:14:17 +0000
My kids love to eat goldfish crackers and I found this super easy recipe here to give this a shot at home.... The good thing about making these crackers at home is that you can add seasonings of your choice to add some pizzazz and change up the flavors quite a bit - so I made mine a touch spicy.  These were particularly wonderful warm but do keep well for a few days in an airtight container. CHEESE CRACKERS Ingredients: Cheddar Cheese, shredded - 1 cup heaped, 8 oz (I reduced the quantity a bit and substituted some of it with some parmesan cheese) Unsalted butter - 4 tbsp, cold and cut into pieces Flour - 1 cup Milk - 3 to 4 tbsp Salt - 3/4 tsp Seasonings of Choice: Crushed red pepper flakes - half tsp (optional) Italian Seasoning - half tsp (optional) Garlic powder - half tsp (optional) Ground Black pepper - to taste Method: 1) Pulse flour, salt and seasonings in a food processor, add butter cubes and pulse together until it looks like coarse crumbs.  2) Add cheese and finally milk a little at a time and continue to run the processor until it forms a smooth dough.  3) Wrap with some cling-wrap and refrigerate for about two hours.  4) Preheat oven to 350 degree F. 5) Split the dough into 2 pieces and dust some flour roll/flatten out to about 1/8 inch thickness 6) Cut the dough into one inch squares (I used a pizza cutter) and poke a hole in the middle of each with a skewer - the kids were glad to help me with this step. 7)  Place the crackers on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes or till golden. They will crisp up a bit as they cool. 
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