Delicious Snack Alert! Make Your Own Cheez-Its
Categories: DIY Recipes

Delicious Snack Alert! Make Your Own Cheez-Its

We’re excited for the long weekend since it’s the perfect time for awesome staycations like a ski trip to the mountains or a beautiful drive to Napa. And if you’re anything like us, you probably need little snack to tide you over during the long drive.

After making a bunch of sweets like cookie dough brownie popscrepe cake, and hot chocolate on a stick, we’re whipping up something savory today. Of course, there’s no better snack than the amazing Cheez-It, which you can make yourself in under an hour! With flavors like gruyere + black pepper, classic cheddar, and mozzarella + basil, just be sure not to finish the whole bag before you even get in the car!



Ingredients:

Classic Cheddar

-1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

– 1 cup all purpose flour

– 4 tbsp cold butter, chopped into small cubes

– ¼ tsp salt

– 4 tbsp cold water

Basil Mozzarella

– 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

– 1 cup all purpose flour

– 1 tbsp dried basil

– 4 tbsp cold butter, chopped into small cubes

– ¼ tsp salt

– 4 tbsp cold water

Gruyere Black Pepper

-1 ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese

– 1 cup all purpose flour

– 1 tbsp black pepper

– 4 tbsp cold butter, chopped into small cubes

– ¼ tsp salt

– 4 tbsp cold water

Start off by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F.

Let’s start off with the classic cheddar Cheez-It. Place all ingredients except cold water into a food processor. Pulse until the dough is crumbly and has no large chunks.

Pour the dough in a medium sized mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp of cold water. Knead the dough so the water disperses. Repeat in 1 tbsp intervals until you’ve used all your cold water. By this time, your dough should be more doughy and not crumbly. If it still isn’t holding together, add 1 tbsp of cold water until it is more malleable. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough so it’s about 1/16th inches thick. Cut out assorted shapes with cookie cutters! Use a toothpick to poke a hole through the center of each Cheez-it.

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned.

Repeat the process for the basil mozzarella and gruyere black pepper cheeze-its.

The black pepper adds a nice little kick to the gruyere.

Cheddar. So simple but so amazing.

We love how the basil mozzarella cheez-its taste like pizza in a cracker!

Rawr!!

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