We made these delicious, crispy cheese crackers in animal shapes to celebrate the arrival of spring. We made them in small animal shapes like pig, bunnies, and chicks. Please note: no animals were harmed in the making of these crackers! ;)
These are little like Cheeze It's but way better! Maybe more like a cheese straw (if you are from the south). They were for a preschool snack and were a big hit. What kid doesn't love cheese and crackers??
Besides the rolling out part, they were really easy. They were delicious plain, but you could serve them with a soft dip or hummus. They are pretty brittle, so it would need to be a smooth dip to keep them from breaking.
from Family Fun Super Snacks
1 1/4 c flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 c (4 oz) grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c cold butter, cut into chunks
1 tbsp and 1 tsp ice water
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Pour flour and baking powder into food processor and turn on to combine. Add the cheese and the butter. Process until well mixed. Add the water and process again. You should end up with a dough like below.
Since we mixed the entire thing up in the food processor, it was easy clean up, we just tossed the parts in the dishwasher.
We rolled out dough out to 1/8 inch thick, but I think a little thicker would have been better. Use plenty of flour on your rolling surface and pin. Cut into your shapes with cookie cutters and place on an ungreased sheet pan. You know I'm going to say, use a silpat here! ;)
Bake for 7-9 minutes until the bottom is golden. Cool on the baking sheet. Store crackers in Tupperware for freshness.