Homemade Cheezit Crackers

Oh wow these homemade Cheezit crackers were great! And what fun to make! This was the perfect project on a very cold winter’s day. What’s better than something that’s fun to make and has the added bonus of being fun to eat?

Homemade Cheezit CrackersThese homemade Cheezit crackers taste just like the ones you buy in the store. Next time, I’m going to add some Creole seasoning to give them some kick! Or, maybe I’ll make my Cheez-It-alianos!

You’ll want to use a pastry wheel when cutting the crackers. I picked one up for cheap off Amazon. It’s a fun little toy!

I also love making homemade gummy bears, Jolly Rancher lollipops, and cheese straws!

Homemade Cheezit Crackers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar shredded (I used Tillamook)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 stick butter softened and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 tablespoons ice cold water

Instructions

  • Combine the cheeses, garlic powder, butter, and salt in a mixer using the dough paddle. The dough will be very crumbly.
  • Mix in the flour and slowly add in the water (make sure you use very cold water!) until the dough is the consistency of a pie dough.
  • Divide the dough into halves and form into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place dough on parchment paper or silicon mat and roll out to a 1/8" thickness. Try to make the dough as square as possible. Using a pastry wheel, cut the dough into 1" squares. Poke a hole in the center of each square with a toothpick and transfer to un-greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes or until puffed up and golden brown. Remove to cooling racks and sprinkle with additional salt if desired.