The other day, I was
drooling over checking out Foodgawker and when I saw these, I just could not get over them. I don’t know if it ever happens to you… you know, when you see something that you “just have to make”, right then and there! Well, I was lucky enough to have all the ingredients in my pantry, so I immediately got up and made them. I was so happy with the result that I made them again the next day for my husband to take to work… just to share the happiness. 😉 They are really easy to make and they taste yummy! The best thing is that they are made with whole wheat flour, so they are (partially) good for you. They are a great snack and would be perfect with a glass of white wine for aperitivo. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Texanerin
170 gms – 1 ½ cups cheddar, grated
57 gms – 4 tbsp butter
95 gms – ¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp salt
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. Take the dough out of the food processor, make it into a ball, cover it in cling wrap and put it in the fridge for half an hour.
Now roll it into a 3 mm – 1/8 inch thick sheet and cut out whatever shapes you like. I used my pasta cutter and made 2.5 cm – 1 inch squares. Make a little hole in the middle with a skewer to prevent them from puffing up in the oven. Put them on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake them in a pre heated oven at 175°C – 350°F. Make sure you leave a little space in between the crackers as they will grow a bit in the oven. Bake them for about 8 to 12 minutes or until they start turning brown at the edges. I baked mine around 12 minutes as I like them crunchier.
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
The American in me says, “home made cheez-its???”
I have to make these tomorrow!
Heidi @ Food Doodles says
Mmm, these look perfect! I love homemade crackers, especially whole wheat. These remind me to make some crackers soon 😀
Kiri W. says
Wow, these look perfectly pretty! I don’t think I’d ever be able to produce such perfect shapes 😉 But they sound delicious too, and I love that they’re whole wheat.
I just tried to make homemade crackers last week! Love yours..mine did not look as pretty as yours!
Anna @ the shady pine says
Manu, these are sensational! I can see why you wanted to make them right away.
Mi Vida en un Dulce says
I know what you mean, it’s like “love at first look”, and I understand you because these cookies look amazing, I just bokkmarket it because as a cookie lover, I cannot wait to try it.
Jill Colonna says
When I first saw the title for cheese crackers I imagined it was crackers for cheese. But seeing the look of them and filled with these beautiful ingredients, Manu, I’d eat them compulsively on their own. On my own. Not telling anyone there was any.
If it weren’t 10 pm, I’d be jumping up and making these right now! 🙂 What great little crackers! How can you go wrong with cheese as the primary ingredients!?! Have a wonderful weekend!
Giulietta | Alterkitchen says
Manu, those crackers look divine!
Cindy A. says
I have just found my new favorite snack! Thank you so much for posting this.
I love the idea of making crackers but have never tried. Yours look so pretty…I don’t think mine will look as nice but can’t wait to try it out!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Funny! I was looking for some Italian recipes and stumbled upon your blog and then saw this. I love how yours came out with the pasta cutter! I did the same and it was so fun to eat Cheez-it shaped cheese crackers. That are whole wheat! 🙂 I’m happy you liked them.
Hi Erin! So glad you stopped by! I LOVED your recipe for crackers, especially that they use whole wheat flour! They taste so good!!!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Thanks! But their addictiveness is just awful. I eat almost all of them in one sitting and all that cheese and butter isn’t so good. Now if I could just learn to control myself around them… 🙂