Crackers are great for appetizers at any gathering. These cheesy crackers go perfectly with the Thanksgiving Cheese ball posted early – And they are so simple to make!
What you need:
- 2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar
- 2 Tablespoons of butter, cut into small cubes
- ½ cup all-purpose flour (you can use a gluten free flour too)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/16 teaspoon (small pinch) cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons cold milk
How to Do it:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place everything but the milk in a food processor.
Process until it looks like coarse corn meal.
While the processor is still running, pour in the milk. Process until it forms a soft dough.
Lay the dough on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and roll to about 1/8 inch thick.
I start by placing the parchment on the top as well to keep it from sticking to the rolling pin.
You can use cookie cutters to cut shapes – or you can use a knife to cut leaf shapes or squares. You can also roll balls and flatten them.
Place the shapes on a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper and bake for ten minutes, until the edges begin to brown.
Remove from the oven, cool slightly, then turn and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before serving.
Makes about 2 ½ dozen crackers, depending on the size.
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