One of the best things about writing my blog is that I finally have an excuse to make all those recipes I never got around to making pre-blog, like these cheese crackers. My children inhale the store-bought variety like crazy, so I never took the time to make them since I figured my kids would eat them all anyway. I decided to have a whirl tonight while my kids were at the grandparents' house and I sure am glad I finally took the time.
|my lovely spicy edam|
|my nifty pastry cutter -- you can use|
a sharp knife if you don't have one of these
Are you gonna try these out? If so, I would like to know if you put your own spin on the cheese cracker. Send me your good ideas; I would love to hear what you're cooking up.
Homemade Spicy Cheese Crackers
Makes about 80 crackers
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6 oz cheese, cut into chunks
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
3-5 Tbsp half and half
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or foil that has been coated lightly with nonstick spray.
|don't be afraid to flour your surface|
|i made some with straight and some|
with wavy edges.
Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.