Homemade Cheez-Its (Cheddar Cheese Crackers)
Am I totally psychotic if it drives me nuts that Cheez-its is spelled with a Z?
Don’t answer that.
Did you know that the best combination in the world (okay…maybe “the world” is a bit of an exaggeration) is Cheez-Its and Diet Coke?
The Cheez-Its are best if they are on the extra brown side, and the Diet Coke is best out of a can. Trust me on this one. But let’s not talk about health-factors here, please.
When I got my assignment for the Secret Recipe Club (SRC) this month, I was thrilled because I love Erin’s site: Dinners Dishes and Desserts. As always, I had a difficult time choosing a recipe–she had so many great ones to choose from! I’ve yet to be disappointed with a recipe from the SRC–they are always great. However, when I saw her recipe for homemade Goldfish crackers, I knew I had a winner.
And it wasn’t only because I had all the ingredients in the house.
Although…that was a major factor in my decision.
Continuing with the theme of laziness, I didn’t feel like messing with a homemade goldfish cracker-cutter like she did, but I did have a new pastry wheel that I was itching to try out. So I made Cheez-Its. Or Cheese-its, if you will. Sorry! I gave in to the psychotic-ness. I also added a bit of ground mustard just to deepen the flavor a bit–you can’t really taste it but I think it adds a little something.
Verdict: I especially loved these hot out of the oven, although they do keep quite well in an air-tight container. Great cheddar flavor!
Husband’s take: He liked them, but didn’t chow down.
E’s take: Loved them! She knows a little sign language so she kept signing/speaking: “More, more, more!”
Changes I would make: None are necessary but these are a great starting point for tons of fun variations. My wheels were spinning as I was making them of additions and changes I could make.
Difficulty: So, so, so easy!