I tried out two more recipes this past week. I do not know if any of y’all are enjoying this series, but it is certainly helping me out. I am making good progress with the online recipes that I have saved. It has also helped me to decide if I am serious about ever trying a recipe. I keep some recipes for ages. I am either making them or tossing them.
First up is a recipe for homemade cheese crackers. I love cheese crackers. I can mindlessly snack on the store bought version. I did decide to take a serious look at the ingredients on the side of the box. It is a long list so I set out looking for a homemade version. There are piles of recipes out there and most are basically the same. I opted to try this one. It uses 5 easily pronounceable ingredients: cheese, butter, flour, salt, and water.
The recipe is a bit like making pie crust dough. I used my Kitchen Aid, but it should work just fine in a food processor. I did not roll my dough quite thin enough so I needed to bake them a bit longer. They were still delicious. I stored half of them in an airtight container, and they were still crisp for 3 days. They might have been crisp longer, but I ate them all. I put the other half in the freezer. They would get soggy if frozen and taken out. I have been eating them straight from the freezer.
The second recipe is egg-less chocolate chip cookiedough. I wanted to try cookie dough ice cream and remembered saving this recipe. I did only make half of the recipe. I used regular chocolate chips as I had no mini ones. The minis would have been better though. I used a mini cookie scoop to make small balls of cookie dough to mix in the ice cream.
I thought on its own the dough was a bit too salty. We do not eat piles of salt so it could very well be my adjusted taste buds. Apparently there is a small risk of getting sick from eating raw flour. I decided to risk it, but the choice is yours.
Both of this week’s recipes are keepers. The cookie dough will be a more occasional treat, but I can see myself making the cheese crackers on a regular basis.