Pale Ale Cheez-It Crackers
These pale ale cheez-it crackers are the perfect picnic snack!
By Mairyn Chorney on Mar. 20, 2017
- 4 tablespoons pale ale
- 8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cut into cubes)
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup flour
- Place beer in the freezer for 10 minutes
- Fit a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. On low speed, mix togther cheese, butter, and salt until well combined.
- Add the flour and continue mixing until small pea-sized pieces form then slowly add 1 tablespoon of beer at a time until the dough begins to form into a ball (not all of the beer may be needed).
- Form the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and roll into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle. Cut dough into 1-inch squares using a fluted pastry wheel or pizza cutter. Create a small hole in the center by using the back of a wooden skewer or a cake tester. Transfer crackers to the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between each one.
- Bake on center rack for 15 to 20 minutes, until puffed and beginning to brown at the edges. Transfer crackers to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Shared from Beer Bitty.
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