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Herbed Cheese Crackers

 Herbed Cheese Crackers
A homeless puppy spreads the true meaning of Christmas in a small town. Cuddle with your children while reading Nicholas Edwards's tale Santa Paws. These bone-shaped crackers are a fantastic treat to go with this book.—
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • Place the first six ingredients in a food processor; cover and pulse
  • to blend. Add butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse
  • crumbs. While processing, gradually add water just until moist
  • crumbs form.
  • Shape dough into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30
  • minutes or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut
  • with a floured 2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on parchment
  • paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
  • (crackers should be crisp). Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 3 crackers equals 139 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.