Homemade Cheez-Its

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Blend the cheese, butter, shortening and salt together on medium low speed in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
  2. Add the flour and mix on low to incorporate (the dough will be dry).
  3. Slowly add the water just until the dough comes together in a lump.
  4. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Flour your work area and roll out the dough very thin (less than 1/8").
  8. Use a pastry cutter to cut into 1" squares and use a skewer or toothpick to put a hole in the center of each.
  9. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light brown at the edges.
  11. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.