Whole Wheat Blue Cheese Crackers

When it comes to snack foods, my hubby is a chips guy. He loves his kettle cooked chips in a variety of flavors.  While I enjoy chips (though, not flavored ones that leave my fingers all messy… yuck!), I am more of a crackers girl. Specifically, I really love cheese crackers.

Strangely enough, with all of the baking that I do, I have never taken the time to make my own crackers at home.  Don’t ask why… I really have no idea! I suppose I have just been in the habit of buying crackers at the store for a very long time. They’re always in the pantry, so why bake them myself?

Well, when I got a sample of the Blue Heaven blue cheese powder from Rogue Creamery, I couldn’t get the idea of blue cheese crackers out of my head. Sure, you could make dips and spreads with blue cheese powder. They’d be tasty. But, I couldn’t stop thinking about crackers.

So, I made some whole wheat crackers (adapted from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Cookbook, which happens to be a favorite of mine… And, yes, that is an Amazon affiliate link). Since I love smokey flavors with blue cheese, I added some smoked paprika for some extra flavor. The paprika also adds a nice color to the crackers that would otherwise be kind of bland looking (though, there is nothing bland about the taste of the blue cheese powder, I assure you).

I was nervous at first (I’m not sure why exactly), but it turns out that crackers really aren’t that hard. They also aren’t nearly as time consuming as I had imagined.  For some reason, I had always envisioned individually cutting out and shaping each little cracker. All you have to do is roll out the dough and then use a pizza cutter or pastry wheel to slice the dough into squares… Or more generally, rectangles. (Don’t get me started on how all squares are rectangles, but all rectangles are not squares… I’m a math geek.) In fact, some of mine ended up being more like trapezoids. It turns out the one part of making crackers that was difficult for me was cutting them in straight lines. I ate the really uneven ones to hide the evidence.

So, to make a long story short, I made crackers. They are flavored with some amazing blue cheese powder. And, they are delicious… Really delicious.

While I’m talking about baking, I also want to pass along some quick info about the King Arthur Flour Baking Adventure Sweepstakes. They’re not sponsoring this post, I just thought you might be interested in the opportunity to win a trip to Vermont to visit their Baking Education Center (along with lots of other great prizes!). You can’t enter here, though… So head on over to the Baking Adventure Sweepstakes page if you’re interested!

Whole Wheat Blue Cheese Crackers
Makes 7 – 8 dozen crackers
(Adapted from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Cookbook)

  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon blue cheese powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners and set aside.

Combine the flour, 1/4 cup of blue cheese powder, paprika, and salt in your food processor.  Pulse a few times to blend.

Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly and resembles wet sand.  Gradually, add in the water, blending until the mixture is smooth (though, it may still be a bit crumbly). Divide the dough into two portions, shaping each one into a disc.

Roll out each portion of dough on a lightly floured surface, rolling the dough as thin as you can manage. Use a pizza cutter or pastry wheel to cut the dough into squares/rectangles, and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet(s). Bake the crackers for 9 – 10 minutes (or longer, depending on how thick they are), until they are golden and crisp. Let the crackers cool on the pan.

Combine the cooled crackers and the remaining tablespoon of blue cheese powder in a large ziplock bag and gently shake to coat the crackers with the cheese. Enjoy!

My Kitchen Addiction Product Review Policy and Disclosure – I received the Blue Heaven blue cheese powder from Rogue Creamery at no cost to me. I was in no way obligated to write about it and did not receive any monetary compensation for doing so. I only review or mention products that I have personally tested in my kitchen/home, and all opinions expressed are my own.

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I received a package of St. Patrick’s Day party essentials along with
coupons for free Kerrygold cheese (in addition to winning a supply of
butter and cheese for the year).  Unless otherwise specified, I do not
accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. I
only review products that I have personally tested and used in my
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My Kitchen Addiction Product Review Policy and Disclosure-
I received a package of St. Patrick’s Day party essentials along with
coupons for free Kerrygold cheese (in addition to winning a supply of
butter and cheese for the year).  Unless otherwise specified, I do not
accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. I
only review products that I have personally tested and used in my
kitchen/home, and all opinions expressed are my own. – See more at:

http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com/2013/03/grilled-cheese-plate-for-a-family-friendly-st-patricks-day/#sthash.jb6rvvrF.dpu

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3 Responses to Whole Wheat Blue Cheese Crackers
  1. Casey@Good. Food. Stories.
    June 28, 2013 | 8:24 am

    Ooooh, I haven’t tried blue cheese powder yet! This opens up so many cheese snack opportunities… I bet you can imagine how fast my brain is whirring right now.

  2. Nessa
    June 28, 2013 | 5:13 pm

    These sound really yummy and interesting!

  3. Nutmeg Nanny
    July 10, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Oh yum! These look fantastic, I can’t wait to try this!

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