Friday, August 12, 2011

Starfish Crackers

I love, love cheese crackers.  Especially goldfish crackers! It is no wonder that the kid loves them too.  However, looking at the long ingredient list from these goodies turns me off.  Thanks to the Smitten Kitchen, I found a way to make them at home.  The result, addicting! Now I had to buy car cookie cutters because the star shaped was rejected by the kid.

Starfish Crackers
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup multi grain flour (I used Sujata)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Add all the ingredients in a food processor until the dough forms (takes approximately 2 minutes).
  2. Roll out dough or chill to roll out later.  If you chill longer than 30-45 minutes, let it come somewhat to room temperature.  (I let mine chill too long and it began to crack as I rolled it out.)  Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut shapes using a cookie cutter.  I used a star shape as that was what I had on hand. 
  3. Transfer the crackers to a cookie sheet leaving about 1/2 inch between them.  Bake on middle rack for 12-15 minutes or until they begin to turn brown.  Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

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