Cheesy Owl Crackers

Owl Crackers with upside down faces about to head into the oven

Owl Crackers with upside down faces about to head into the oven

I’m sure you’ll think I’m crazy, but I just couldn’t resist. After seeing Deb from Smitten Kitchen’s Whole Wheat Goldfish crackers I couldn’t not try them.  I also happened to have everything I needed on hand, including a block of ultra orange cheddar that had exactly 6 oz left. I had never made crackers before and they weren’t the easiest thing I ever cooked, for sure. But, filled with cheese and butter, they might be one of the tastiest. It’s really hard not to eat them all.

Cutting out Owl Crackers on a floured surface

The crackers are the consistency of a cheese straw, but so much cuter. Someone in the house has a thing for owls and we happen to have a tiny 1 1/4 inch long owl cookie cutter. It was perfect.

If you like cheesy crackers and you think you can handle all the cut outs, try them. I followed the recipe in her post exactly, though next time I might use a bit less butter because the cheese itself is pretty oily and the crackers do leave a bit of grease on the fingers. I think I also made most of my crackers thinner than 1/8 of an inch.

Filling in the rows of owl crackers

I’m hoping to try a similar cracker soon with peanut butter instead. If anyone has any ideas, please share. I’ll report back with the results. Or I might get lazy and just make sandwiches with the cheese ones and call it a night. We’ll see.


One year ago: (Birthday) Chicken Pot Pie
Two years ago: Almond Butter Cookies and Almond Milk

One response to “Cheesy Owl Crackers”

  1. the crackers looks soo cute ! Loved it ! And with that much cheddar on it, I can’t help to think how amazing would it be to eat then with mexican food, like some guacamole and sour cream.. LOL

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