Monday, April 27, 2009

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Yes, I know you can buy crackers at the store. This falls into "I've just got to make it myself once, and I'll be OK paying full price at the store" Other foods that I have made myself that I am on the fence about buying vs. making:
  • pizza crust
  • bread, buns, rolls
  • refried beans (as my sister-in-law says "Ya know, they sell those in a can!")
  • cooking dried beans
  • chicken broth
  • granola bars
  • spaghetti sauce
I think that there is always the dilemma between being frugal and being convenient. Lucky for me, I have the choice to buy these things, others who are watching their budgets tightly choose to spend their money in other places and make these things themselves.

I've seen so many recipes for crackers floating around the blog world, I thought I'd give it a try. I made these as an afternoon snack when I didn't want to leave the house, and it was a quick little project!

I originally saw these at Kimberly's Cup, and she has such a great tutorial that it looked easy. I wanted to move the recipe over to my blog, but she has it written so well with photos, go check out her site!

The verdict?
The crackers need to be really thin to work great. These tasted just like Cheez-its, and I think if I could have made them thinner, they would have been perfect. These would also be fun to cut out with cookie cutters into shapes, and really blow people's socks off at a shower or get-together!

Here is the mixture spread out on my cookie sheet:

I went old-school with my full size rolling pin, but one of these rolling pins from Pampered Chef would have been ideal to get it even. I'm still hoping to find something like this at a thrift store instead of having to pay *gasp* full price, but I'm still looking!

And here is the cookie sheet after it came out of the oven. See the crunchy brown bits? Those were the best crackers of the lot! Aren't Kimberly's fluted edges super cute? But, mine were yummy and my son and I ate ALOT of them!

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

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