Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Cheese Crackers

I was looking for a cookie recipe made of cheese for Chinese New Year and chanced upon these Cheese Crackers. 


These crackers are made of just four ingredients - shredded cheese, salt, flour and butter - and very easy to make. The recipe recommended you blend all the ingredients together in a food processor. But I simply let the butter and cheese out for about 30 mins then rubbed the ingredients together using my hands. 


The trick to getting these really crispy is to roll them out as thin and possible and after you've cut them with a pizza cuter, lift them off the board with a spatula and place them onto the baking tray. These golden cheese crackers are so addictive - reminds me of those fish crackers I loved to buy when I was younger!


Cheese Crackers
Recipe from Diva Can Cook

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (or other types of cheese)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup flour
  • course kosher salt for sprinkling, optional
Method
  • Add all ingredients, except kosher salt into a food processor.
  • Process until a dough forms.
  • Shape dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour 
  • Remove dough from fridge and let it soften.
  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  • Roll the dough out on a smooth surface until it is about ⅛ inch thick (note: Roll it out as thinly as possible or the crackers will not be crispy)
  • Use a pizza cutter or pastry wheel and make 1-inch squares.
  • Sprinkle dough with kosher salt if desired.
  • Use the end of a wooden screwer to make holes in the center of each square.
  • Place the squares on a cookie sheet lined with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are barely golden.
  • Let crackers sit in the pan for a minute before removing to a cooling rack. Crackers will crisp up more as they cool so be sure not to over bake.
  • Store in an airtight container.
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Alice from I Love. I Cook. I Bake. at this post.

I am linking this post to the Bake Along event created by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids.

27 comments:

  1. Hi Mich,
    Addictive looking crackers! A cup of hot tea would be perfect with these delightful crackers!

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  2. Hi Mich, this is new to me. You mentioned abt the fish crackers, I'm not sure it is the one that I had too when I was young coz I also like those fish crackers very much.

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  3. i was just about to say the same! these are just like those fish crackers! this is sure one good recipe Mich

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  4. These crackers look nice and easy. Perfect snack food.

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  5. Mich, these are dangerous! Hee..hee...But I will bake them one of these days. Who can resist cheese crackers?

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  6. Hello Mich
    I bet this crackers must be very yummy. I guess these crackers are all gone by now.

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  7. I am sure this are really addictive. A very tasty snack. Delicious!

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  8. This is interesting Mich...they must be very tasty!!

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  9. Hi Mich, I made these crackers before but using parmesan
    It's extremely addictive too
    Yours look really good I feel like trying it out too!
    Thanks for linking this up to LTU cheese :)

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  10. Wow! I think I could actually make these crackers, Mich. They sound so easy and look delicious! I'm saving this recipe for "someday." Marion loves crackers and I'm sure these are so much healthier than the ones she keeps nibbling on:) Thank you so much for sharing, Mich...

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  11. I love the savory side of these crackers, sure taste good with a cup of coffee! looks really delicious! just like store bought!

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  12. I love these cheese crakers look stunning Mich!!

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  13. Mich love these cheese crackers, cheddar does wonders here.

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  14. Hi Mich,

    These festive cheesy crackers looks very addictive to munch... Let me nom nom nom... from my screen :D

    Zoe

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  15. I adore cheese crackers. These look so beautifully golden brown and crisp.

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  16. Mich I can smell the cheesy fragrance from here, looks nice :D

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  17. Full of cheese fragrance crackers and nice to have a few pieces right now!

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  18. Hi Mich! Looks so lovely and addictive. Ha ha ha! Must try.

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  19. These are addictive, and I need to make them next week!!
    We love to eat these kind of crackers with onion soup
    Pinning

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  20. i made some parmesan cookies long long time ago and i hv to agree with you that these kind of savoury cheese cookies are indeed flavourful ...yes, addictive!

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  21. Hi Mich, Happy 2014!

    You know what, I bet my kids will love this and can't stop eating before I can fill up the cookie jar.

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  22. These look great, would love to nibble on a few.

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  23. Those cheese crackers look delicious , Mich ! I bet it tastes so much better than the ones I've baked before :D

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  24. These look amazing, I have never thought of making my own cheese crackers.

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  25. Bella realizaciòn luce muy rico me encanta,abrazos.

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  26. Growing up, I never had sharp cheddar cheese. It wasn't (maybe still isn't) common cheese we could buy. I am as addicted to cheddar cheese as my kids! Love cheddar cheese crackers. It's a great snack, and yours are homemade? My gosh... I want to be your kid! ;)

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