Cooking with a Toddler: Homemade Cheez-its

Homemade Cheez-its

Since Bailey seems to love cooking I have started looking for simple recipes that would be ideal when cooking for a toddler.  I was so excited when I saw this recipe on Glue gun Annie’s blog.   These are amazing.  Kurt and I ate almost all of them while Bailey was sleeping.  Opps. Cannot wait to make them again. 


  • 8oz shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • Salt
  • 3 – 4 tbs ice water


Step 1: Mix together the shredded cheese, 1/2 tsp of salt and the softened butter.

A recipe with cheese means snacking while you cook.  Win win.  


Step 2: Add in the flour and mix until combined.

Step 3: With the mixer running, begin adding the ice water and mix until a soft dough forms. Use as much ice water as you need for a dough to form.

Step 4: Divide the dough in two, form each into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes.

Step 5: Preheat your oven to 375* F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 6: Roll the dough out on a floured surface into about an 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1″ squares with a pizza cutter or fluted pastry cutter, or cut into fun shapes using tiny cookie cutters.  I bought some adorable mini cookie cutters as soon as I saw this recipe.     

   Step 7: Transfer your crackers onto the baking pans and sprinkle them with salt.

Step 8: Bake for about 7 – 10 minutes, or until they have puffed up and the edges begin to brown. Let cool before eating.   Letting them cool before eating was the hardest part for us.  

If you make them we would love to know what you think of them.  

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. Let us know if you guys make them. Would love to know what you think of them. We cannot say enough good things about this recipe.

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