Friday, February 28, 2014

Homemade Cheese It Recipe!

I am so incredibly excited to share this recipe with you because it is so completely yummy and incredibly easy. One of Nora's go to toddler snacks is the cracker and I wanted to make her something with out all those preservatives and just a few ingredients. When you make these, the cheddar cheese smell that fills your kitchen is pretty heavenly. Nora parks herself in front of the oven and does a little happy booty scoot while waiting for them to bake. and you can do that to!

Ingredients:
1. Butter 3/4 cups of room temp butter
2. Salt- 1/2 tsp
3. Shredded Cheddar Cheese- 2cups
4.  1 1/2 cups of flour
5. Sea Salt for Sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter, salt, flour, cheese in an electric mixer. You have to let it go for a few minutes so the cheese can separate and become a big doughy ball of goodness. Pop into the fridge for 20 minutes and then roll out the dough onto wax or parchment paper to about 1/4-1/8 inch thick- the thinner the better because they will puff up. If you have a pastry wheel you can use that but I just used a butter knife to cut the dough and made 1 inch squares. I separated the squares and placed them on a sheet of parchment. You can take a tooth pick and poke the top to create that special Cheese It dot and then it's oven time. 10 minutes in the oven and be prepared for little cheesy clouds of pure bliss. Sprinkle with sea salt once they come out of the oven and enjoy!

 On a side note I am working on a paleo aka grown up version but haven't quite perfected it yet but I am close!

30 comments:

rooth said...

Okay, I'm going to try this recipe out this weekend. Because what's better than cheese??

Kayly Nyman said...

These look so yummy! I love the simple ingredients - I'll definitely be trying it out for my little miss!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

One of my friends made these this week too!! Great minds must think alike. :)

Erin said...

!! I am doing this. I am a cheez-it addict, but recently they've been giving me problems whenever I eat them. I have a wonky esophagus and a lame, rare esophageal disorder, and cheez-its for whatever reason make it flare up. The horror! It's probably all the preservatives and the food dyes. These look amazing and so simple!! Can I booty-scoot too out of excitement? xo

Jayda said...

This sounds so good!! Cheez-it's are the best!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

I need to make this right now!! This looks so delicious!
~Sara

OrangeMew said...

I am going to try this recipe out this weekend too! I happen to have a bunch of cheese leftover from a wine cheese party, and this seems like a great way to try to use it by shredding it and making these! Prepare for me doing my little happy booty scoot while waiting for them!

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

I am so making this! I'm a lover of cheese, and an easy recipe is most definitely calling my name. I'll probably do the happy boot scoot too. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

this looks so good! and i love cheese so even better :)

Stephanie said...

These sound amazing!! I think my daughter would love them too! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

Eva said...

I love it! Look so good for the aperitif time ! Why not with a chardonnay wine?

Sarah Carletti said...

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Brilliant. Is the raw dough delicious? 'Cause it looks it.

Mariamma Iris said...

This is so cool! It seems so simple and who doesn't love cheese-its!? Thanks for sharing! I want to try and make them :)

xo,
Mariamma

Introverted Art said...

Oh these look so yummy!

Rachel Follett Lovely Clusters said...

This looks delicious! I will have to try it. Thank you!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

oh my gosh, this is the best recipe i have ever seen! since going GF there are only a very few things that i truly miss, and those crispy cheesy crackers are at the very top of my list. i am so happy right now! xo

Ellie said...

It looks delicious!!

Emily said...

How fun! Love cheese its and trying to recreate recipes!

Janice La Verne said...

hi erika! i'm catching up on my fav blogs. your daughter is getting so big and so cute. i can tell you are a great mom. yum for cheese crackers and hooray for painting. i just got home after 2 1/2 months away and am trying to get my painting chops back!

Anna said...

I would also probably do a happy booty dance if I smelled these baking!

Lauren said...

Oh WOW! These sound amazing! I don't eat cheez-its often, but when I get in the mood for them: look out. Nothing tastes better. But gah, the preservatives. These look SO GOOD and I bet the house smells amazing too!

Dena said...

I love this so much! I just pinned it to my recipes-to-try board on Pinterest! xo

caffinatedlove said...

Yay for homemade, non-preservative-laden food! :D

love,
a

www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

Tara said...

This is awesome! My little girl would love these. Thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer Prod said...

i'm shocked at how easy this is and how delicious it looks- i'm planning to make them tomorrow. we're from wisconsin so anything with cheese is, well, pretty popular in our apartment!

Duni said...

Yummy snack!! Love this simple recipe - thanks for sharing :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, I need to make this right away. YUM! xoxo

Melissa said...

Yum! These look delicious and sound super easy. I will have to try them soon!

Nina Robinson said...

Definitely going to try these! I love cheez-its and have been on a mission to cut out chemicals from our diet, so this is perfect :)

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