Cheese Trains

Enzymes, Annatto, Autolyzed Yeast, Ammonium Bicarbonate………. just a few ingredients found in Goldfish Crackers that I am unfamiliar with. Yes, I could Google them.  Yes, they may not be as scary as they sound. But why bother when I can make my own. Fresh, simple ingredients and the best part…….they only last a few days. (don’t get me started on the shelf-life of packaged food)

C2 and I make Cheese Trains at least once every two weeks  (these are also baby friendly – C3 approved)

1 cup flour (white or whole wheat)

1/4 cup cold, cubed butter

2 cups of grated cheese (I use old because it tastes sharper….shh don’t tell Mini C)

a pinch of salt

2 tbsp cold water

Pulse everything together in food processor until crumbly (I use magic bullet – much easier to clean) Pulse in water 1 tbsp at a time.  Form into a ball (take your rings off and get your hands in there!!) Cover in plastic wrap and chill.

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Roll out dough and use whatever mini cookie cutter you wish (Bulk Barn has great mini ones, we either use train or turtle) Bake at 350 until crispy (or looking a bit brown) The thinner you roll it and longer you cook the crispier the cracker. The fatter the dough and a quick cook will result in more of a dense shortbread texture.  Ours live in a mason jar on the counter…..but not for long.

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2 thoughts on “Cheese Trains

  1. Emily says:

    Love this Amy!!! Sounds easy and healthy for the little ones!;) Keep it up and you’ll have your own how-to be an awesome mom;)

  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh Amy, i’ll cave and leave a comment 🙂
    Your a funny lady, the thing i enjoy most about your company are the things that come out of your mouth, and since you hate talking on the phone and only reply to txts after an hour i can now access your wit at my leisure

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