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The Best Homemade Cheez Its Recipe

These homemade Cheez Its style cheese crackers are so tasty and easy to make! We love cheese crackers, OK let’s be real, we love cheese period. But because of our soy allergy, we avoid prepackaged food like crackers, so this recipe is a perfect way for our family to enjoy a tasty homemade Cheez its snack without worrying about what is in them.


This is a great recipe to make ahead when you know you and your family will be busy but will need snacks. Homemade Cheez Its are really easy to make and taste amazing! Even Mr. Cottage who isn’t a huge cheese fan loves them. 

We like to call these cheesy morsels cheez its our “tornado crackers” because I have a horrible habit of making them just before we get bad weather. Hey, a girl has to eat, right? Confession I have eaten a whole batch of these while the family was seeking shelter in the basement from a particularly nasty storm. I shared! Sort of… Is it my fault that it was 12 AM and no one but me was hungry? 

Moving on… Well anyway, it is a really easy recipe and your children will think you are amazing (You are, right?) and you don’t have to worry about the chemicals, food coloring, and preservatives in the OTHER cheese crackers at the store. Make sure you store your cheez its in an airtight container after they cool because they will get stale. Yeah, right… as if they will last long enough to get stale!

These are great for a snack alone, with apples and grapes, on top of potato or mushroom soup, topping your favorite salad. OK, I need to stop now, drooling madly.

Are Cheez Its Made With Real Cheese?

Yes! Our recipe is made with real cheese!

Are Your Cheez Its baked?

Yes, our Cheez Its recipe is baked. 

What If I Don’t Have Organic Ingredients:

That is fine, use nonorganic ingredients at a 1.1 ratio or measure for measure.

Can I make this gluten-free?

We have never tried but you could try Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour mix at a 1.1 ratio.

What You Will Need For Your Cheez its:

  • Cutting Board
  • Rolling Pen
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Knife or Pizza Cutter or Ravioli Cutter
  • Skewer (for poking the hole in the center
  • Hot pan Holders
  • Cute Apron
  • Wooden Spoon

 

Homemade Cheez Its Recipe

 

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 
1/4 of a cup of softened grass fed butter
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons of ice water

Grate and measure your cheese. Place your softened butter and sea salt into a bowl and add the cheese and stir well until creamy. Next, you want to add your flour. Then, add your water slowly until it forms a nice ball. It takes a little bit for it to get into the ball so don’t add too much and get mush. 🙂

Pat your dough down and refrigerate it for until nice and stiff (about an hour or so).

Preheat your oven now to 375 degrees F.

Remove from the refrigerator and roll out with your rolling pin until it is nice and thin. It needs to be about 1/8″ thick.

Pat the dough into a disk and put in the fridge for an hour.

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Then, roll out the dough until it’s 1/8 of an inch. When your dough is the right thickness cut them into 1″ squares.  You can use a pizza wheel, a ravioli wheel, pastry wheel or knife to do this.

 
 Place them on your baking stone or cookie sheet and poke a hole in the middle with a skewer or chopstick end.
 
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.

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The Best Homemade Cheez Its Recipe

homemade cheese crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened grass-fed butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon  Celtic sea salt  (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup of organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of ice water

Instructions

Grate and measure your cheese. Place your softened butter and sea salt into a bowl and add the cheese and stir well until creamy. Next, you want to add your flour. Then, add your water slowly until it forms a nice ball. It takes a little bit for it to get into the ball so don't add too much and get mush.

Pat your dough down and refrigerate it for until nice and stiff (about an hour or so).

Preheat your oven now to 375 degrees F.

Remove from the refrigerator and roll out with your rolling pin until it is nice and thin. It needs to be about 1/8" thick.

Pat the dough into a disk and put in the fridge for an hour.

Then, roll out the dough until it’s 1/8 of an inch. When your dough is the right thickness cut them into 1" squares.  You can use a pizza wheel, a ravioli wheel, pastry wheel or knife to do this.

Place them on your baking stone or cookie sheet and poke a hole in the middle with a skewer or chopstick end.

Bake for 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.



 



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  1. I am a Cheese It nut but…I've been trying everything I can to get away from grocery store bought snacks as much as possible. I am over the moon excited that you posted these! Guess what I'll be doing this week?! 😉

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