Make Your Own Cheez-it Crackers!

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Introduction: Make Your Own Cheez-it Crackers!

About: I enjoy making things and spending time in the great outdoors.

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!

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    27 Discussions

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    AnnaGyn
    AnnaGyn

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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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    alymcpher93
    alymcpher93

    6 years ago

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

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    BenjiDaa
    BenjiDaa

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    maxman
    maxman

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Lerrinus

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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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    stevenator2000
    stevenator2000

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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
    spark master

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

    to make a fine instructrble even tastier

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    11Brenda
    11Brenda

    6 years ago

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

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    jaypal
    jaypal

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    thinkdunson
    thinkdunson

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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
    testyt100

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    gijoebob
    gijoebob

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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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    aliaghoul
    aliaghoul

    6 years ago on Step 6

    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
    BenjiDaa

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    elopez23
    elopez23

    6 years ago

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