Homeade Cheese-Its

I've been wanting to try making homeade cheez-its forever! Hubs thinks it's a funny idea because its such an easy thing to buy. I agree! But I still have been dying to give it a try. So to justify making them I made them with 1/2 whole wheat flour (I'd try all whole wheat next time, wanted to make sure the consistency was okay first) and with real cheddar cheese- Tillamook! it's local :)

They turned out quite tasty! And I honestly had a lot of fun making them, they're so cute!


8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese; grated
4 tbs butter; room temp
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbs cold water

1   mix cheese and butter
2   add in flour and salt, mix well
3   add in cold water, 1 tbs at a time
4   gather dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 20 minutes
5   preheat oven 350 degrees F
6   roll out dough about 1/8" thick (I accidentally rolled some too
     thick and those don't get the nice crisp as the thin ones do)
     It may be easiest to split it into 2 and roll each individually
7   using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into little squares, mine were about 1/2" x 1/2"
8   poke a hole in the center of each square with the end of a toothpick (with the tip broken off)
9   place parchment paper on a baking sheet and transfer the squares over, they can be pretty close together
10 bake for 10-14 minutes, golden brown, check the bottoms and make sure they don't burn
11 let them cool and yay homeade cheese-its!

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