Good For You Cheeze-Its, Slightly adapted from Weelicious
Want a tasty cracker that is made from only a few ingredients and is full of whole grains, fiber, and vitamins? Try these and both kids and adults will be asking for more! They come together in no time and the dough freezes well so you can always have some on hand
3⁄4 cup wheat germ
3⁄4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
1⁄2 cup grated parmesan or pecorino
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes and chilled
1⁄4 cup water, plus 1 tablespoon at a time
Place 1st four ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until a course meal forms. Add 1⁄4 cup water and run until the dough starts coming together. Add an extra tablespoon of water at a time if the dough looks dry. Form the dough into a disc with your hands and roll it out between 2 pieces of parchment to 1⁄4 inch thick. Use a 1-2 inch cookie cutter to cut crackers.
Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 350 F for 12-15 minutes. Watch them towards the end as they tend to burn quickly.
If choosing to freeze, either freeze the disc of dough whole or freeze already cut out crakcers on a cookie sheet until frozen and then place in a bag. Can be baked right out of the freezer.