Easy Cheese Crackers

Ingredients

Ingredients for Food Processor:

Optional Toppings:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven on the pure convection setting to 325°. If you do not have a convection oven heat the oven to 350°.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Put flour, salt, paprika, pepper, cheese, garlic, butter, and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor.
  4. Pulse until flour and butter are combined.
  5. Add buttermilk, letting the food processor run until the mixture holds together but is not sticky. If needed, add more buttermilk a teaspoon at a time until the mixture comes together.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately ¼-inch to ½-inch thick rectangle.
  7. Transfer dough to the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. You can drape the dough over the rolling pin to make the transfer easier.
  8. Score the dough lightly with a sharp knife, pizza cutter, or pastry wheel. Scores should be about 1-inch apart and run both horizontally and vertically on the dough. This will allow you to break the crackers into squares after they have baked.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned. Watch the crackers carefully so they do not burn.
  10. Cool on a rack.

Comments

Makes about 4 servings.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Crackers can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.

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Adapted from, Mark Bittman. "The Minimalist: Make It Snappy, And the Richer, The Better". The New York Times, February 4, 2009. .