Introduction: Make Your Own Cheez-it Crackers!

Have you ever wanted to make your own Cheez-it crackers? It seems like it would be very hard and time consuming.
However that's not true, they can be made very easily and with as few as 3 ingredients.

These wonderfully delicious crackers can also be made Gluten free by substituting gluten free flour for the all-purpose flour and they taste just as good, if not better. They are much healthier than real Cheez-it crackers. You will love these!

Step 1: Ingredients

You only need four ingredients:
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cubed butter
2-3 tablespoons water

Optional:
1 teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
Grease a large cookie sheet.

Step 2: Add Ingredients to Food Processor

The first thing you'll do is add all the ingredients, except for the water, to the food processor.
You'll now pulse it until it resembles a crumbly mixture.

Step 3: Adding Water

You're going to want to transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time, while making it into a ball.
It should hold together and not be  too crumbly, if it's still really crumbly add water.

Step 4: Roll Out Dough

Roll the dough out in between two sheets of wax paper until it reaches desired thickness.

Step 5: Cut Out

Cut into 1" by 1" squares, then lay them out on the greased cookie sheet.

Step 6: Bake and Enjoy!

Bake them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes. Let them cool for two minutes. 
You are now done enjoy!

Comments

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AnnaGyn made it!(author)2014-10-18

OH. MY. GOODNESS: I just need to write and thank you. I've had this 'ible favorited for quite some time but haven't gotten around to made them until now. I live in Sweden but spent a year in the US and something I really miss from there are crackers and cheez-its was one of my favorits. This recipe really makes them justice and work great as a substituted! Just to bad I burnt mine a little bit. But they are still very edible!

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jennyblake made it!(author)2013-12-09

I like cracers, thanks for recipe

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2014-01-25

Ya

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alymcpher93 made it!(author)2014-01-24

can you substitute oil for the butter? this looks great! :)

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2014-01-25

I haven't tried oil, i'm sure it would work though. Thanks!

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maxman made it!(author)2013-10-24

I cup shredded = 4 oz by weight. Correct?
A related ible calls for 8oz of cheese with the same other ingredients. How would this work out??

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Lerrinus made it!(author)2013-10-13

Hmm, would lactose-free cheese work? I've got a chunk in my fridge that hasn't done anything for a while!

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Mayhamme made it!(author)2013-10-04

neat!

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stevenator2000 made it!(author)2013-10-01

This is so cool havent gotten to make them yet but love to try.

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-10-01

Thank you!

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stevenator2000 made it!(author)2013-10-02

I love Cheez-its but can't have them because i'm on a gluten free diet. Now i can have cheez-its.

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spark+master made it!(author)2013-10-02

add CRUMBLED BACON/garlic/onion/pepper as glorious adjunts

to make a fine instructrble even tastier

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11Brenda made it!(author)2013-10-01

These look great! Tomorrow I'm going to make a batch. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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jaypal made it!(author)2013-10-01

Just baked them and they're delicious!!!!!
I used a mild flavor cheese and worked quite well!
Thank you!!!

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thinkdunson made it!(author)2013-10-01

i've found, the best way to make cheez-its is to drop a gigantic wheel of cheddar from the top of the empire state building onto each cracker and say "CHEEZ-IT" when it impacts.

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testyt100 made it!(author)2013-10-01

I wonder how much Tabasco to add for that style of Cheez-it

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gijoebob made it!(author)2013-10-01

For a short time they made Chili Cheese Cheezits. They were quite amazing. I adapt your recipe to try and create some of my own.

Thanks!

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zhuanzhuan made it!(author)2013-09-30

that looks like yummy:-)

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-10-01

Yummy is right!

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aliaghoul made it!(author)2013-10-01

I've recently switched my son to a gluten free diet to help with his autism, and Cheez-its are his favorite, so I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you!

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-10-01

You're welcome! (the batch in the picture was made gluten free).

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elopez23 made it!(author)2013-09-30

I don't have a food processor...can I just use my hands?

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-10-01

I'm sure that would work. Try it and let me know how it turns out.

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Penolopy+Bulnick made it!(author)2013-09-29

Those sound tasty and so easy to make!

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-09-29

Yes, they are.

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Wolfbane221 made it!(author)2013-09-29

this is awesome

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-09-29

Thanks!

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ckburcham made it!(author)2013-09-29

Could we use any cheese

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BenjiDaa made it!(author)2013-09-29

Yes, but cheddar is the best.

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