Cheez-Its Try #1

my attempt at Cheez-Its.


  • 200g orange cheddar
  • 42g unsalted butter
  • 12g vegetable shortening
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 160g strong flour

  • 2 tbsp ice water

Mix the first set of ingredients together. I used a food processor to make a fine grained mix. Add in ice water and mix together into a dough. Split into two balls and then put in the fridge.

Roll it out and roll it through a pasta machine at setting #1. Cut into small squares and poke in the middle with a toothpick. Then bake on a parchment or non-stick tray at 190C for 12 minutes.

Remove from tray right away and then dump on a pile on a tray. Bake for 5 minutes at 180C. Mix them up and bake at 180C for 4 minutes.

The results are good. The ingredients on the box say yeast and vegetable oil - no butter, shortening or water. Must experiment further.