cheese crackers

08 Feb

My children adore Cheese-its and goldfish crackers, and even though I’m all about making things from scratch, it never occurred to me to try to make crackers at home.  After trying this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, I’m a convert (as well as my 10-year-old, Alex).   These crackers can be made in less time than it takes for me to drive down to the grocery store, buy the Cheese-its and come home.  Plus, they only have five ingredients and they are all pronounceable.  Alex made these with very little help from me and they are great!  We’ve already made three batches.

Cheese Crackers

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

In a cuisinart, process all ingredients until it forms into a dough ball.

On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough 1/8″ thick.  Cut into desired shapes and place on baking sheet 1/2″ apart.  Poke several holes in each cracker with a toothpick.  Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges just start turning brown (careful not to over-brown, they will taste bitter).  Remove from oven and let cool.

Using the Weight Watcher’s Recipe Builder, this entire recipe has 38 Points Plus.  Our batch made 90 crackers, so if you eat 10 crackers, each serving will have 4 Points Plus.

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen.

1 Comment

Posted by on February 8, 2012 in baking, points plus, snacks, vegetarian


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One response to “cheese crackers

  1. Tammy

    February 9, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I am going to have to try these!!!! They look so good and easy to make! Great idea!


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