My lovely niece loves cheese crackers. She could most likely live on them. Those and some spinach, right Bug?
These crackers get the (ish) because they are homemade. No preservatives or food coloring involved.
And they are easy.
Homemade Easy Cheesy Crackers
Makes 3-4 cups
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 Tbsp masa flour (corn flour)
5 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I recommend shredding a block yourself- the pre-shredded is too dry)
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp garlic salt
Coarse salt (optional)
In a large food processor, combine flours, paprika, and garlic salt. Add in pieces of chilled butter and pulse until coarse crumbs are formed. Add in cheese and mix until dough forms.
Remove dough from the food processor, roll into a ball or disc, wrap with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on a floured flat surface until ~1/8" thick. Cut into 1" squares or triangles and place onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, ~1/2" apart. Sprinkle with coarse salt if desired.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown lightly. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.