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1.21.2012

Chili and Cheese Crackers


These are like a Cheese-it but better and with a kick from some added seasoning!

Chili and Cheese Crackers

Ingredients:
 1 cup white whole wheat flour
4 tbs cold butter, cut into small squares
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4-1/2  cup ice cold water
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
Coarse sea salt to sprinkle 

Directions:

With a pastry blender cut in your butter and flour until you have pea sized bits.

Mix in cheese and spices.

Slowly add in water until a dough forms and it is not to sticky to handle.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350.

On a large piece of parchment paper roll dough out until it is the thickness of pie crust 1/8 inch 'ish'. Use flour for dusting if needed.

With a pastry cutter or sharp knife cut out 1 inch squares (I did 2x1 inch rectangles).

Sprinkle with sea salt.

Do not remove dough from paper.

Transfer paper to a cookie sheet

Bake for about 25 minutes or until they are slightly brown and crisp.

Let them cool completely before breaking them apart.


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7 comments:

  1. I am such a sucker for homemade crackers. Especially the ones that don't have butter in them!

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  2. ***tons of butter, I meant to say don't have tons of butter :)

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  3. Love this idea - been tossing around trying regular cheese-its, but these are tempting, too.

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  4. I love making homemade crackers. These look great. I am including them in my Friday Finds this week. Thanks for sharing

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  5. I'm a fan of homemade crackers, and I think these are up next!

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  6. ooh, these homemade crackers look amazing - i would absolutely love 'em! i'll definitely be giving these a try!

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