Cheez-Its are a big thing in our house and I actually really try to limit buying them at all, for the simple reason that my kids will eat an entire box in an hour if I let them. And even if I don't let them, they will end up "sneaking them" unless I hide them somewhere.
And since I get tired of hearing them ask me to buy them, I thought it might be a good idea to have a recipe for homemade Cheez Its on hand. This way I can control what they are eating. They still aren't the healthiest snack available and of course I would prefer they snack on fruits and vegetables, but at least by making them from scratch, I know exactly what is going in to them and there are no artificial flavoring or preservatives!
To make this recipe for homemade Cheez Its, you will need:
8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 tbsp cold Butter cut into small pieces
2 tbsp Shortening
1 tsp Kosher or Sea Salt
1 cup Flour
2 tbsp Ice Cold Water
Scroll down for the complete directions!
These didn't end up tasting EXACTLY like the original, but they were close enough that my children were satisfied and I was able to put off buying a box for a while.
I would love to know if you make these and if you liked them!