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The Giant’s Giant Cheese Crackers

on October 13, 2013

Click Here to Print: The Giant’s Giant Cheese Crackers

Chugga, Chugga, Cheese Crackers!

Chugga, Chugga, Cheese Crackers!

For a lazy, hazy morning, we weren’t very lazy!

Ozzy and I put our new cookie cutters to good use!  First, we made Kid Cakes.  Then, we prepared the dough for these crackers, went on a walk while it was chilling, and finished them when we got back.

Do you think the neighbors will mind if we picked up sticks found close to the sidewalk as we went?

Do you think the neighbors will mind if we picked up sticks found close to the sidewalk as we went?

Ingredients:

  • 8 T (1 stick) chilled, unsalted butter, plus more for baking sheet
  • 1 c sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ c parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 ½ c flour, plus more for working with the dough
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Instructions:

  1. Cut butter into pieces.  Combine it with both cheeses in a food processor and process until blended.
  2. With the motor running, slowly add the flour, garlic powder, and salt through the feed tube and blend thoroughly.
  3. Remove the dough from processor, divide it in half for easier handling, and wrap each half in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate 30+ minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  5. Dust work surface with flour.  Roll out the dough until it is ¼ inch thick.
  6. Cut out crackers with a cookie cutter or fluted pastry wheel (aka ravioli cutter).  Gather scraps, knead them together, roll them out, and cut more crackers.
  7. Butter a baking sheet and arrange the crackers on it.
  8. Prick the tops of the crackers with a fork and brush them with egg white.
  9. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
  10. Transfer crackers to a wire rack and cool completely.
This is our "fluted pastry wheel" for a visual.  You certainly don't need one, but it makes pretty edges.

You certainly don’t need a fluted pastry wheel (aka ravioli cutter), but it does make pretty edges.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • Have him help add ingredients to the food processor and push the buttons.
  • Have him help cut out the crackers.
  • Allow him to practice rolling and cutting the last bit of dough.
  • Talk about a story that involves a giant.  Work on story sequencing.
Don't be afraid to let your kid cook make a mess!  You're making memories here!

Making more than a mess… making memories!

This recipe is found in the cookbook that accompanies the children’s book: How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant? By: Caitlyn Friedman

If you've never heard of this book, you should check it out!  It's really cute!

If you’ve never heard of this book, you should check it out! It’s really cute!

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2 responses to “The Giant’s Giant Cheese Crackers

  1. Debbie says:

    I absolutely love these! Would love to have you share them at our Super Saturday Link Party!

    Deb
    http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-15/

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