Vegan Cheese Crackers With Fauxmage Rooster Spice Cheese (Gluten-Free)
I used to love those store-bought cheese crackers. You know you did, too! They were a guilty treat that I only bought once or twice a year, but I could eat the entire box in few days. Dangerous.
Sadly, not only do they contain scary dairy, they are full of other unhealthy ingredients that the healthier version of me wants to avoid. Making your own at home is actually really easy, and of course much better for you. This recipe is adapted from the Minimalist Baker, whom I adore. Here we use our cheese in place of the vegan butter, which makes it even healthier! Who knew those dastardly little orange crackers could actually become a healthy snack?
Vegan Cheese Crackers With Fauxmage Rooster Spice Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add dry ingredients to a food processor and process to thoroughly combine.
Add just enough water to get dough to form a nice ball. The cheese is wet so shouldn't take much water at all.
Remove from processor and form into a loose ball with your hands. It’s actually good for this dough to be worked and warmed by the heat of your hands, so don’t worry about touching it too much. However, you are not kneading it, just forming it into a disc.
Lay on a lightly floured surface – I found parchment worked great as my flat surface – dust the top with flour, and roll to 1/8th inch thick with a lightly floured rolling pin. Use a knife, pizza cutter or small cut cookie cutter shape to cut the dough into square crackers. Optional: dot the centers with a fork prong or chopstick for more character/resemblance to a Cheez-It.
Bake at 350 for 12-17 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. These are pretty tender. For a crispier cracker, bake until golden brown. Makes about 50 crackers.
I have made this recipe a million times and have had those days where they are too thick and won't get crispy, and also times when they are too thin and they burn. If either of these things happen don't throw them away! They make great, healthy dog treats and my pup Bijou will eat them any which way. These are actually her fave treat in the world. Sometimes when I make them just for her I also add nutritional yeast to the dough because she really likes them that way.