Oh yes you read that correctly, made from scratch crackers!
WAY better then any store bought crackers, I swear!
A tad bit time consuming, but SO worth it.
This was the first time I made this version of a homemade cracker I do have another version I have been making for years, passed down through my family here is the recipe for that Cheese Cracker.
Just in time for the holidays too!
I think that these are a great make ahead treat for your company or if your invited to someones home for the holiday and want to bring a hostess gift or something to share, wrap them up in a cute way, they are sure to enjoy them.
What you will need:
8 oz Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/3 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons softened butter, preferable no salt added
3 Tablespoons fresh Rosemary, chopped
1 1/4 cup Flour
6 Tablespoons ice cold water
How to make them:
Your going to start by blending together the first 5 ingredients, blend well it will be very crumbly.
Next slowly incorporate your flour.
Dripple in your ice cold water and mix well
Form into 2 balls, wrap into plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour
While that is in the fridge preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Flour your work surface
Roll out your cheese balls until approximately 1/8 inch thin
With a sharp knife cut 1 inch square crackers
Place on a baking sheet using a spatula
Poke a hole in the middle of each cracker, helps the cracker not to rise
I used 2 baking sheets for the 2 balls of crackers
Bake for 12 minutes
Remove when done and place on a cooling rack
Keep these in a glass container for up to 3 weeks, they will soften in time
You can also freeze the balls of cheese mixture until your ready to use.