Homemade Cheez-Its

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How to Make Homemade Cheez-Its

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My kiddos love these… and who am I kidding?  So do I!

These are a super fun project to make at home with the kids and they are delicious!  You can make these in any shape you like using cookie cutters.  Perfect to pack along in a lunch bag!



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Homemade Cheez-Its
Author: Holly
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  • 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
  1. With a mixer in medium, combine cheese, butter, shortening and salt. Add in flour and mix on low (the dough will be dry). Add the water in a slow stream just until dough forms a ball (you don't want it wet). Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. On a well floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin square (less than 1/8"). With a pastry wheel, cut into 1" squares and use a skewer or toothpick to poke a hole in the center of each.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light brown at the edges. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

8 comments on “Homemade Cheez-Its”

  1. Can butter be used instead of shortening?

  2. For the cheese – 8 oz as in a cup or weight (i.e. half pound) ?
    Can’t wait to make these!!!!

  3. Do you use plain flour? These look delicious!

  4. It’s not fair as all our grandkids are big now & it’s no fun fixing special stuff for my husband & I

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