Heritage Cheddar Cheese Crackers
3 Cups Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Sunrise Flour Mill Flour (any type)
1/4 tsp sea salt
5 Tbsp cold butter
1 Tbsp cold water
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a food processor, pulse together cheese, flour, and salt until the cheese mixes in with the flour. This could also be done with a pastry blender.
Cut cold butter into 5-6 pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse until the mix comes together. It will have a crumbly consistency.
Add 1 Tbsp of cold water and mix. This should form a dough ball. If you need more water, add ½ Tbsp at a time until a dough ball forms.
Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a ball and divide the ball into two equal sections. Flatten each section into a disk.
Place the disk on parchment or waxed paper. Flatten a little more with your hands. Place another piece of paper on top. With the dough placed between the two pieces of parchment paper, roll to desired thickness with a rolling pin (between 1/16 and ⅛ inches thick). Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Transfer the bottom sheet with crackers to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place the crackers into the oven. After 5 minutes, remove and carefully cut into squares using a pizza cutter. Place crackers back into the oven.
Bake for 10 more minutes or until the crackers are golden. Depending on your oven, you may need to rotate the baking sheet to promote even browning.
Tip: To help get these crackers crispy, after the crackers are finished baking, turn off the oven and open the oven door all the way. Leave it open until most of the oven heat is gone (about 5 minutes or so). Then shut the oven door, and let it cool down with the crackers inside. It made a huge difference for us!
Just tried these and they are a wonderful taste and mouth feel. Cooled in oven as suggested and nice and crisp. Thank you.
Can vegan cheese be used in this recipe?
Followed instructions exactly. Despite using sharp cheddar cheese, found them rather bland. Used Heritage whole wheat flour. Could that be the reason?
Hey! When you say 3 “cups of cheese”, are we talkin 21 ounces or 3 literal cups of grated cheese?
These look amazing. It’s going to sound picky…do you poke a lot of the fork holes in each cracker or just a few before cutting with the pizza cutter. I can see some in the picture.
My granddaughter is a type one diabetic and celiac. She will love these. Thank you.
Absolutely fabulous. Be ready for a session of gluttony. Once you start eating these it is hard to stop.
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