Basil Cheddar Crackers
Basil Cheddar Crackers are a new spin on one of our favorite crackers ever! They put me in the mind of Red Lobster biscuits and Cheez-It Crackers but are homemade and have less added ingredients. The Basil Cheddar Crackers make the perfect addition to any meal and can be frozen after baking. You can keep them in an airtight container and warm up enough for your family each time you need to serve a meal. PBasil Cheddar Crackers also make the perfect appetizers because of their portability. Bake up some Basil Cheddar Crackers today, you will be glad you did!
Yields: 3 Dozen
Time: 30 Minutes
As you can see I went shopping at my local Hy-Vee to get everything I needed to make these delicious treats. Any store will do, and I had some of it on hand so it didn’t even cost much to make! That is a win, win in my book!
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
1⁄2 cup butter, softened
5 tablespoons half-and-half
1 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons basil
1/2 cup of green onions sliced
1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit then you can get busy mixing these ingredients. I love that this recipe is easy to follow and takes just 30 minutes from start to finish! That is my kind of recipe!
2. Beat Cheddar cheese, butter, half-and-half, and salt at medium speed with a mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, Parmesan cheese, and basil – beating just until combined.
3. Turn dough onto a well floured surface. Divide into 3 equal portions, and roll to flatten each to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut with shaped cutter. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. If you prefer another shape you could use that as well. I often times make them in holiday shapes for the upcoming holidays.
I did Hearts for Valentine’s Day this time around but you could use Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, Eggs for Easter and so on. Use your imagination and get the kids involved in this process. The memories you make are priceless!
4. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until golden; cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 30 minutes.