Homemade Cheddar Crackers

posted by Zakary on September 21, 2012 | 19 comments (leave one of your own)

I buy the organic cheddar bunnies for my kids and they are almost more than $4 a box. Dumb.  A box of crackers for my children that will probably last a day should not cost as much as a gallon of gas (or half a bottle of wine).

I decided to make my own crackers, I figured it couldn’t be that hard.  I ran across this recipe and saw that I needed six ingredients, all of which I had and didn’t require a trip to the store.

It turned out that I did not have the onion powder, but I wasn’t running to store to buy it.  My kids have both eaten crayons at one point in their young lives, I’m pretty sure their refined palates will never miss the hint of onion seasoning.

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However, one thing I did not have and definitely needed?  A mini cookie cutter.  It makes the crackers extra special in the way that no amount of onion powder ever could.

Most would go with a mini goldfish.

I went with what seemed right.

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You can find just about anything on Etsy, believe that.

Put all your ingredients into the food processor and mix it all up.

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After you chill the dough, you need to get down to the magic.  The mini squirrel cookie cookie is probably my favorite thing ever.

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Also, it helps to have an assistant.

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Homemade Cheddar Crackers 

8 ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into cubes
1 cup Flour (I used whole wheat because it is what I had)
¾ teaspoons sea salt
2 Tablespoons Cold Water

Directions:

Mix everything (except water) together in the food processor.

Pulse in water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough resembles sand.

Wrap dough in parchment paper or plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

Roll the dough out 1/8-inch thick and make your daughter cut into squirrel shapes. Place on a lined cookie sheet (I used my Silpat).

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Yields approximately 150 delicious mini one inch homemade crackers.

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Squirrel!

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    Comments
  • MissCaron


    Hecks yeah! So cool… now I just need my own mini cookie cutter!

  • Amanda


    I wonder if a stand mixer would work instead of a food processor? That is like the one thing we didn’t get as a wedding gift. ;)
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    • ZDub


      It’s worth a shot, right? Also, I would sell that stand mixer and get a food processor. I use the hell out of mine. And get a hand blender. Set for life.

      • Amanda


        Oh, but it’s green! I have a thing for green. :)
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  • thedoseofreality


    Seriously, I am in awe of you. One day can I just come and be in your airspace? ;)
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  • Robin Jingjit


    Awesome! I saw someone else on the interwebs try this, but they made it seem annoying and hard. I could do this.
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  • Deb


    UH MUH GAH!

    IT’S A TINY SQUIRREL COOKIE CUTTER!

    That is the best thing ever. For reals.
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  • katy


    i have a teeny tiny cookie cutter of…a circle. would that be kind of mod?
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  • Caroline


    Those are so cute!!

    My dog just found out about squirrels and our new favorite thing in the world is walking through the park and having squirrel stare downs. My 95lbs dog is way more of a pansy than they are :)
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  • Kathryn


    Cute! But how do they taste?

    • ZDub


      Better than crayons. :)

  • Paige


    I love that flour jar!

  • Elaine


    Cutest crackers EVER. Plus I bet they are tasty too!!
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  • Desiree


    Totally book marked except I’ll be making them for the hubs instead of little children. He goes through a sam’s club box like woah.
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  • Allie


    Must try these!

  • Allie


    Must try these!

  • Ami


    That squirrel cookie cutter slays me! It makes me want to hold it in my hand, stroke it, and say, “My precious.”
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  • lizzie


    Holy cow (I mean squirrel). Goldfish should offer you cold, hard cash and start up your cottage industry.

    Those are perfectly oven browned and almost too cute to eat.

  • Hannah


    You are my hero! We could totally be sisters! We both are squirrel stalkers, you married an Asian hottie I am an Asian hottie (kinda if you squint), we both have perfect angels for children and we both dig Colorado! And squirrel crackers?? GENIUS!!

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