Cheddar Chive Crackers

These easy cheddar chive crackers are bursting with cheese flavor. They taste like homemade Cheez Its, but without the preservatives and chemicals!

These easy cheddar chive crackers are bursting with cheese flavor. They taste like homemade Cheez Its, but without the preservatives and chemicals! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

Cheddar crackers such as Goldfish and Cheez-Its were all over the place when I was growing up. I can understand why; they’re the type of savory, fun snack that kids love. These days, I prefer to avoid processed snacks for the most part. Luckily, homemade cheese crackers are surprisingly easy to make! Not only do these cheddar chive crackers taste reminiscent of my childhood favorites, but they’re also a wonderful party appetizer.

These easy cheddar chive crackers are bursting with cheese flavor. They taste like homemade Cheez Its, but without the preservatives and chemicals! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

In addition to sharing a new recipe today, I’m also celebrating a special occasion! Sarah from the lovely food blog Snixy Kitchen is expecting a baby girl in February. Alanna from The Bojon Gourmet and Todd from HonestlyYUM have organized a virtual baby shower to celebrate! Sarah loves cheesy things and sweet things, so that’s the theme of the shower.

These easy cheddar chive crackers are bursting with cheese flavor. They taste like homemade Cheez Its, but without the preservatives and chemicals! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

Congratulations, Sarah! I’m looking forward to lots of adorable baby pictures (and, if I’m being honest, baby + cat photos, because clearly we’re both cat people).

Please check out some of the other cheesy and sweet recipes linked below! Maybe I’m biased because I happen to love cheesy things and sweet things, but all of these sound amazing.

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These easy cheddar chive crackers are bursting with cheese flavor. They taste like homemade Cheez Its, but without the preservatives and chemicals! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

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Cheddar Chive Crackers
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 12 mins
 

These easy cheddar chive crackers are bursting with cheese flavor. They taste like homemade Cheez Its, but without the preservatives and chemicals!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 -40 crackers
Author: Jennifer Farley
Ingredients
  • 6 1/4 ounces (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (grate it yourself for the best flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and mix on medium-low speed until creamy.
  3. Slowly add the cheddar cheese, followed by the flour mixture and chives. With the mixer still running, drizzle in the water to help bring the dough together.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic, flattening into a disc. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. On a lightly floured surface or between 2 sheets of parchment paper, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use a 2 1/2 or 3 inch cookie cutter to make small crackers, re-rolling the dough as needed. (An alternative method is to chill the dough in the shape of a log and then slice it). For best results, chill the cut crackers for 15-20 minutes before baking to firm up the butter.
  7. Bake on the prepared sheet pan for approximately 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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