Cheese Cracker Recipe
Amy Berkowitz / Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. /
This is our one savory recipe of the week for holiday treats you can make and share. My niece Mallory does not have a sweet tooth, and years ago I felt bad that she didn't get to enjoy any home made goodies during the holidays since most of them are sweet. (She is also allergic to nuts, and we have to be really careful of what she eats.) So I developed a recipe for home made cheese crackers. These are packed with flavor and are buttery, crispy and crumbly.
There are several variations or you can riff on these and make up your own. I will give the basic recipe and then variations.
1 Cube Butter
1 Cup Cheese (Cheddar)
1/2 Cup Flour
Shred the cheese and use a generous (packed down) cup. Cream the butter and the flour, thoroughly mix in the cheese kneading it well into the batter. Roll the dough into a log (you will cut the crackers from this log, so make it the diameter and shape you want.) Wrap the dough in plastic wrap or wax paper & chill for 2 hours. Pre-heat oven to 375 and cut your crackers from the log about 1/4" thick. Place on un-greased baking sheet leaving about an inch for spreading. Bake until golden brown & crispy on the bottom. I recommend loosening them from the sheet while still hot and waiting until cool to remove them.
Combine cheeses and dried herbs that complement one another. Here are a few suggestions:
Cheddar & Sage (go light on the sage)
Parmesan & Rosemary
Jack & Chili flakes
Swiss & Nutmeg
beware of moist cheese and herbs, they will gum up the recipe. Be creative and enjoy!