This easy 6-ingredient cracker recipe is loaded with delicious cheddar cheese and is perfect for snacking. A healthier homemade alternative to Cheez-Its!
‣ 1 cup whole wheat flour ‣ 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed ‣ 1/2 teaspoon paprika ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded ‣ 2 tablespoon cold water ‣ fine sea salt, for garnish (optional)
In a food processor, toss in the flour, butter, paprika, and salt. Pulse the ingredients until the mixture looks like sand, about two to four minutes. Add the cheese to the food processor, then pulse for one minute. Finish by adding water to the batter, then pulse until the dough comes together, about one additional minute.
Shape dough into a ball (careful not to handle too much – the butter must stay cold!) then place on the prepared work area. Use the rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
Use a pizza cutter to trim off the edges of the dough to form a rectangle, then cut the dough into 1×1 inch squares. For a Cheez-It look, use a toothpick to make a hole in the center of each square.
Place the cut cheese crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once done, send them off to bake!