Homemade Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | December 9th, 2019 | Appetizers, Recipes
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These crackers are 1,000% worth the time it takes to make them.

Homemade Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

These crackers are 1,000% worth the time it takes to make them.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: homemade crackers
Servings: 48 crackers
Author: Michele Pesula Kuegler

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Combine flour, salt, rosemary, and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine.
  • Cut butter into tablespoon-sized slices.
  • Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time, pulsing each time to combine.
  • Process until dough comes together and is well combined.
  • Transfer dough to a floured work surface.
  • Shape dough into a log. (I made mine rectangular, about 1-1/4” x 1” x 12”)
  • Wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice chilled log of dough into 1/4” thick slices.
  • Place slices on prepared baking sheet, leaving an inch between each.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Flip crackers, and bake for an additional 12 minutes or until crackers are golden brown and firm in the center.
  • Transfer to baking rack to cool.

Hello, December! I know it’s the ninth of December, but it’s one of those months/seasons where you’re a little behind the eight ball. Thanksgiving was as late as it could be, which means that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is as short as it can be. Add to that, I had my WSET Level 3 exam last Tuesday, and well, December is just coming into focus now.

Of course, after spending the end of November and beginning of December studying, you’d think I’d be jumping headfirst into end of year projects. You’d be wrong. Nope, I’m in Arizona for the week. The hubby had a business engagement there, and I have the availability to work from anywhere, so here I am. There’s something nice about not needing to wear mittens outside in December.

Now that it is the second week of December we are deep into the festivities of the season. As much as I love a big celebration, sometimes there’s something just as nice about a smaller gathering. That’s where this recipe comes in handy.

My taste testing of this recipe was done at a small gathering a few weeks ago. We hosted another couple at our home on a Friday night. It started with these crackers and Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread. These crackers may have been the best start of a meal in a while.

Why do I think this? First, it’s an easy appetizer to serve. Simply present the crackers and your chosen topping on a tray or platter. There’s no last minute fussing required. Second, no dishes or silverware is required. Just put out some cocktail napkins, and your guests can help themselves. (Bonus: less dishes for you later!) Third, people are impressed when you make own crackers. You don’t need to let them know how easy it is.

Of course, there is one potential downside to these crackers. As I noted earlier, sometimes smaller gatherings are better. That’s where you want to serve these crackers. The crackers aren’t hard to make, but one batch makes only 48 crackers, which is fine in a small group. If you’re hosting a big event, you will need to triple (or more) the recipe.

Being a positive person, I’ll point out one more upside to these crackers. When you serve them at your smaller gathering, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a bunch of them. And you’re also likely to hear how much your guests enjoy them. So, yay for your tummy, and yay for your ego!

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