DIY Cheez-Its

My husband loves Cheez-Its. I can't stand it. They're overly processed and you can't buy them at Trader Joe's. So when I recently came across this on Pinterest, I immediately knew what my next blog post would be about.

Making these at home eliminated about 15 unnecessary ingredients, including MSG. As stated in the pin, "Homemade Cheez-Its: They're super-easy and you only need four ingredients (including salt)." Four ingredients!

Plus, it's true: They really are super-easy.

This recipe comes from a blog called "cooking a la mel."

Ingredients*: 1 1/2 cups cheddar 4 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon salt sea salt for sprinkling

*All of these things can be found at Trader Joe's. No, they don't pay me to say this...

Pulse all four ingredients together in a food processor until a ball forms.

The original post says to place the ball between two pieces of wax paper to roll out. Not only is the wax paper unnecessary, it's extremely annoying. It slides all over the place and makes the task impossible.

Instead, place the ball on a well-floured surface and roll out to 1/8" thickness using a well-floured rolling pin. If it starts to stick, use a little more flour.

Cut the disc into small pieces using a knife or rotary cutter.

Sprinkle with salt, then use a skewer or fork to poke holes in each piece. They puff up a bit during the baking process and this allows the air to escape. Use a spatula to lift the pieces and arrange them 1/2" apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350F for about 9 minutes.

I see lots of these in my husband's future.

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