Two years ago, the girls made Cheesy Heart Crackers for my former gig as Cooking With Kids contributor for the Multiples and More Blog Network. It’s remained a favorite recipe, so when Sophie was “Viking of the Week” in her class this week, she wanted to share her love of cooking with the class, and we decided to make the Cheesy Heart Crackers again. I was also inspired to make a Valentine’s Day printable gift tag to accompany them.
I like this recipe because there are so few ingredients.
Here were my girls two years ago making the crackers. Such baby faces!
Sophie shared the recipe with her class today.
I made enough crackers (1/2-inch squares that I just cut with a knife, and some 1.5-inch hearts) for 40 little packs of 10 crackers for her class. So I quadrupled the recipe below. It did not take long at all to make though.
I wasn’t planning on making a printable, but I can never resist making them for Valentine’s Day. And you don’t have to use this recipe with these printables. Anything cheese will do: cheese sticks/string cheese, cheese straws, those little round individually wrapped cheeses, heart-shaped cheese, or even heart-shaped cheesecakes. You could also adhere these to a toothpick and use them as muffin/cupcake toppers. Hint: do a search on Pinterest for “Cheese Valentine” and you’ll find lots of ideas to pair with these printables.
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Cheesy Heart Cracker Recipe
(from Country Living)
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
8 ounce Grated Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Fresh-Ground Pepper
3-4 tablespoons of water
Pulse the flour, butter, cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper together using a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball and rides the blade. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside. Roll the dough out to 1/8th-inch thickness. Cut out as many crackers as possible using a 2-inch cutter. Place them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking pans. Bake until golden and crisp — 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough and scraps. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Makes about thirty 1.5 to 2-inch hearts.
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