For most school is back in session. For most kids this means the excitement of new school supplies, because who doesn’t love freshly sharpened pencils, and a new outfit or two. For parents this means more kid chasing, lunch making and school bus waiting. Many moms are looking for creative and healthy snacks to send with kids to school. The farmer’s sister gave me this recipe that she recently found while on the hunt for snacks to make for her two-year old. She loves these Cheez it type crackers because they only have four ingredients and don’t contain any artificial preservatives or fillers unlike the box brands.
6 oz. (1 ½ cups coarsely grated) Sierra Nevada Pepperjack Cheese
4 T salted Sierra Nevada Organic Vat Cultured Butter
¾ C flour
¼ t kosher salt
Seriously that’s all of them – cheese, butter, flour, salt… that’s it. Ok, so here’s how you make them.
Combine all of the ingredients in your food processor.
Run the processor until a ball of dough forms, it will take around 2 minutes. Remove the ball and divide into two. Shape the two balls into discs and wrap in Seran wrap, then put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
At this point you can also preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Take one of the dough discs and place it between two pieces of wax paper. Use your rolling pin to roll the dough into a large rectangle ish shape about 1/8 of an inch thick.
Remove the top layer of wax paper and use a pizza cutter to cut out several 1 in. squares. (Mine got a little bit western and weren’t all the same size). It’s fine if they aren’t perfect. Now, use a tooth pick to punch a hole in the center. Place them back in the fridge for 10 more minutes.
Line a cookie sheet with a fresh piece of wax paper.
Place the squares ½ in. apart all over the sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until the crackers just starting to brown on the edges. \
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
Watch them disappear as quickly as they can come out of the oven!