Growing Chefs! Ontario Cheesy Cheddar Crackers

Cheesy Cheddar Crackers

Step aside goldfish, these cheese crackers are great to pack for school lunches or as an after school snack!
Serves 6 to 8
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated3 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon salt1 cup flour3 tablespoons ice water
GraterCutting boardPairing knifeMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsMixing bowlSpatualBaking sheet with parchment paperRolling pinSmall cookie cutter, shape fo choicePlastic wrapToothpick, skewer or forkDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Measure out the flour, spices, salt, sugar, butter and vinegar.

Grate and measure out the cheese.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Get Cooking

Line your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine the cheese, butter, sugar, salt and spices and blend together with the back of a spatula.

Once thoroughly combined, mix in the flour and then the vinegar.

Slowly start to add one tablespoon of cold water at a time. You want the dough to come together to form a ball but not be wet or sticky.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Take the dough out of the fridge and roll out on a lightly floured surface so that it is roughly ½ cm thick. Punch out desired shapes or cut into squares and poke a whole in the middle of each using a toothpick or skewer.

Place the crackers on the prepared baking sheet and place into the oven and bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until light golden brown and crispy.