Yum. As claimed by the original poster, ShopGirlMaria, these do taste like the ones from the box, but you have the added bonus of knowing exactly what ingredients are involved. I must re-post to ensure this recipe never disappears from my life. The downside is that two pans of crackers does not last very long in my household. We could eat salty cheesy snacks for hours.
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Approximately 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar (I use a Tillamook Vintage Cheddar that is heavenly)
Add while mixing:
- 1 cup flour
- 3-4 Tbsp ice water (I used 4 and it was the right amount)
Pull the dough together, divide into two and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge in plastic wrap. Then roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8" thick. Cut into squares with a fluted pastry cutter if you have one (I don't) and if you're not lazy, use a toothpick to prick each one. Spread on parchment paper, sprinkle with about another tsp of salt, and bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes. They should be puffed and crisp. I found that it worked best to start them on parchment paper so they didn't stick to the pan, but then remove them for the last few minutes so they were more crispy than chewy.