Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cheesy Dill Crackers

Here is a super quick snack that is perfect for any get-together. 
I don't want to say it's foolproof because that would just jinx it.... but it IS pretty much foolproof.
It's not too large of a batch either so you can have these whipped up, from start to finish,  in under half an hour. 
You can use your favorite cheese, just make sure it is really strong so the flavor comes through. I love the smoked gouda but a nice extra aged cheddar would work great too. 
These are puffy and crispy and just as good as store bought crackers, in my opinion. Unfortunately these only stay crisp for the first day. They still taste fantastic the next day but they are not nearly as crispy. 
I would definitely recommend making these as close to the serving time as possible. Which shouldn't be a problem because they only take a few minutes to whip up!

Cheesy Dill Crackers

1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup finely grated smoked Gouda cheese
1/4 cup butter, chilled
1 tsp dried dill 
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup milk

extra dill for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper, set aside.
Place flour, salt, pepper, cheese, butter, dill, and onion & garlic powder into a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add about half of the milk and pulse until dough starts to form. Add more milk, a half a tablespoon at a time until mixture holds together but is not sticky.
Remove dough from food processor and place on lightly floured work surface.
Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness (or thinner if you can), sprinkling with flour as needed.
Cut dough into strips and then into bite sized pieces or use a small glass if you want round crackers.
Place cut dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with a little extra dill - and, if you want to, you can sprinkle with a little extra onion/garlic powder. 

Bake at 400 until golden brown, about 10 - 15 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temp. 

You can cut them into small squares or larger rectangles (as in above photo) or circles, pretty much whatever you like. 
As mentioned, these don't store very well but that shouldn't be too big of a problem - they are super easy and super quick to whip up!

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