Holiday Baking & A Giftable Treat

08 December 2013

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Every year around this time, I look forward to holiday baking. I love finding new recipes that I can create and share with family and friends. Usually I choose some sort of sweets or dessert, but this year I decided make a savory snack:

Homemade Holiday Cheese Snaps

I headed to Walmart to pick up the handful of supplies I needed. This recipe is great because you really only need 5 ingredients. I quickly found the butter, cheese & flour and headed home to start cooking!

I checked out the Land O' Lakes Holiday Giftgiving Brochure to get inspiration for my holiday treat. You need 2 cups of finely shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup Land O' Lakes butter (softened), 1/2 teaspoon salt, a dash of ground red pepper, and a tablespoon of ice water.

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Split the dough into two even balls and slightly flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Roll out your dough, one ball at a time, on a sheet of parchment paper. Get the dough as thin as possible (around 1/8"-1/4"). It will really puff up in the oven.

To make these treats a little more festive, I cut one sheet of dough into holiday shapes with mini cookie cutters. The other sheet of dough was cut into squares. Take a drinking straw and punch a hole in each cracker.

Bake the cheese snaps for 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Watch them carefully, as they can brown very quickly. Once you remove them from the oven, slide the crackers and parchment paper on to the counter to cool.

They turned out so cute and I love that they are a delicious, homemade version of the processed snacks I try to stay away from at the grocery store.

I grabbed some small mason jars and filled them with the cheese snaps. I then connected a little holiday card with some jute.

These are a perfect, giftable treat that can be shared with all of your loved ones this holiday season! I had such a fun time making them, and I can't wait to hand them out this week.

You all have a chance to win a $250 gift card from Walmart! One winner will be selected at random. In order to gain entries:

1 // Follow Land O’Lakes on Pinterest
2 // Enter your email in the form below and click “Enter”
3 // Pin the image to any of your Pinterest Boards
4 // Visit the Holiday Treats Board and share your favorites!

The contest runs 11/25/13-1/14/14 and you can enter once! Good Luck (:


  1. These sound so good! I'm addicted to Cheez-its and these sound so much better! Can't wait to try them out :)

  2. I'm going to have to try these. There were so many tempting choices in the Land O'Lakes Giftgiving Brochure!

  3. Oh these look so delicious---I love Cheez-its so I'll definitely have to try these!!!

  4. Those look delicious! I've been trying to get away from super processed foods lately and make things from scratch, I definitely want to try these out!

  5. Such a cute idea! I need to create a vegan version.

  6. These are so cute and perfect for kids too! #client


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