Rosemary and Parmesan Crackers

Monday, May 11, 2015

I make pie crust all the time.  Seriously, about every other week.  This post isn't about pie crust, but about every fourth time I make pie crust, Adam tells me that he thinks it tastes like Ritz crackers, and that I should make some crackers sometime with the pie dough recipe.   I have made crackers a few times, sweet and salty, and both were tasty, but I kind of wanted to try something a little different. Something more like a flavored Ritz cracker.

I pulled out my trusty pie crust recipe and adapted it to create a tasty rosemary and parmesan cracker. Adam almost didn't get to try them, because I ate so many of them immediately. Butter, flakey with a pinch of crunchy sea salt on the top, they are a delicious snack.  Be warned, you may eat the whole pan in one sitting... And I can't say that I would blame you.


Rosemary and Parmesan Crackers:
adapted from Annie's Eats Pie Dough
makes about 30 - 40 crackers, depending on thickness and size 

5/8 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbs shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried rosemary
pinch of salt
4 Tbs butter
1 1/2 Tbs water
sea salt for sprinkling on the top (optional)

Combine flour, cheese, rosemary and salt in a stand mixer bowl.  Cube the butter and add it to the mixer.  Combine until the butter has become little pebble-sized pieces.  Once it is super crumbly,  add the water and mix until a large chunk of dough is formed.  Roll the dough out on flour dusted surface  until it is about 1/8" - 1/16" thick and cut out shapes (I used a pastry wheel and made squares, but you could use a circle cutter, or another type of cookie cutter).  Place on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and bake in an oven preheated to 350°F for 10 -15 minutes or until golden brown.  Pull them out, let them cool and enjoy.  They can be stored in a sealed jar for up to 3 days at room temperature.




3 comments

  1. These look dangerous. And by dangerous I mean good dangerous. I think I'll have to try these!

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  2. These crackers look amazing! I tried making my own graham crackers last year though and it was a bust... so now I'm afraid to make crackers haha!

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    1. Thanks, Paige! Homemade Graham Crackers are my favorite... I made some yesterday (Here is the recipe: http://www.measureandwhisk.com/2015/03/homemade-graham-crackers.html), but these crackers were also delicious, and not too difficult, always scary to start again if you have been burned by an old recipe. I totally think you could pull these off!!

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