4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons cold water
In a bowl, mix together butter, cheese, salt and pepper. Add in cold water and flour and knead the dough together with your hands, bringing it together into a ball.
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
While dough chills, place a rack in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough very thin, about an eighth of an inch thick. Use a pizza cutter or butter knife to cut the dough into squares. Place crackers on prepared baking sheets. The pieces can be close together as they won’t expand much when baking. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until golden brown, and crisp.
Enjoy fresh from the oven or store in an airtight container for two or three days.
Recipe by 5 Minutes for Mom at http://www.5minutesformom.com/74733/whole-wheat-cheddar-crackers/