- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 8 ounces cheese (4 oz. cheddar, 4 oz. white cheddar) , finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together butter, cheese, salt, pepper and rosemary. With mixer on low-speed, slowly add flour. Mixture will become dry and crumbly. Add two tablespoons of water, one tablespoon at a time. Beat until mixture just comes together into a ball. The mixture may take an extra teaspoon of water, but don’t add too much. The dough should be moist but not wet.
- Wrap the cracker dough in a disk form in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes – an hour. The dough can also be frozen for future use.
- While dough chills, place a rack in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough very thin, about an eighth of an inch thick. Dot center of cracker with a fork or any sharp object. Place crackers on prepared baking sheets. The pieces can be close together as they won’t expand much when baking. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until fragrant, golden brown, and crisp. Allow to cool before serving.
- The crackers can be stored in an airtight container for two or three days.