Easy Cheesy Crackers

A few readers have shared a  homemade “goldfish” crackers recipe with me. I decided to try the recipe (with several modifications) and while the outcomeEasy Cheesy Crackers from 100 Days of Real Food tasted good the process of rolling out the dough took some time and made a huge mess. As a busy mom I am a big fan of shortcuts so the goldfish recipe inspired me to come up with these easy cheesy crackers. Making your own “crackers” from scratch sounds like such a daunting task, but trust me…this recipe is ridiculously easy!

Of course if you make this “easy” version you end up with round crackers as opposed to fun little shapes, but the last time I checked my daughters didn’t discriminate against a circle. They were too busy gobbling up these crackers and asking for more to even think about what shape they were eating. And these are by no means just for kids. There are so many ways to get creative, which would surely impress any adult as well. Before baking experiment with adding some of these spices to the dough: black and red pepper, fresh or dried rosemary, diced olives, or jalapeños. Or instead of mixing in herbs and spices, just top off the baked cheese crackers with something fun like pesto and grape tomatoes (just like we did for our dinner club last year). No matter what you end up doing have fun with it and enjoy!slice and bake cheese crackers from 100 Days of Real Food

Easy Cheesy Crackers from 100 Days of Real Food

Easy Cheesy Crackers

Only 3 simple ingredients!
4.3 from 45 votes
Prep Time: 12 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 24 mins
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Servings: 24 crackers

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter cold (cut into tablespoon size chunks)
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese grated (the sharper the cheese, the cheesier the crackers)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine all three ingredients in a food processor and blend. The mixture will eventually turn into one big ball chasing itself around the bowl. Be patient because it can take a few minutes.
  • Roll the ball into a log about 1 ½” in diameter. At this point you could refrigerate the dough until later.
  • With a sharp knife slice ¼” thick pieces off the log (pictured above) and place each one flat on an ungreased baking sheet. Try to rotate which side you are cutting down on because the top of the log does start to flatten a little. It is like your very own homemade slice and bake!
  • If you want your crackers to look a little fancy (as pictured above) take a fork and gently mash down the top of each one before baking.
  • Bake for 8 - 14 minutes or until golden brown. The thicker the crackers the longer it will take.
    These crackers can be stored in the freezer so double the recipe and save some for later!

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheesy Crackers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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