Cooking with Cat:  Crispy Cheese Crackers & Avocado Dip
A perfect snack for your toddler.

Ever since I read this recipe I have been dying to try it on my own. I buy cheese crackers at the store all of the time, but I have never considered making my own. I like the idea of making my own crackers, that way i know exactly what goes into them. Pairing them with avocado dip seemed like a natural choice. Avocado is a great food for baby, and using it as an ingredient in a dip is a great way to encourage your toddler to give it a try.

This recipe was much easier than I expected and only took 45 minutes from start to finish.

Here is what you will need: 

1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cold water

Pour salt into the bowl with butter.

Mix until creamy.

Add cheese and mix well.

Gradually add flour and baking powder.

Mix until well blended.

Add water and  mix until dough begins to ball.

Note * I had to add a little extra water to get the dough to the right consistency. If you run into the same issue, just add 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough begins to ball.

Roll dough into a ball with hands.

Place between two pieces of parchment paper and roll dough into 1/8 inch thickness on a cookie sheet.

Note* The thinner you roll the dough, the crispier the Cheese Crackers will be.

Remove the top piece of parchment paper, and cut dough into 1 1/2 inch squares.

Bake for 15 minutes on 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until lightly browned. Turn the oven off and leave crackers inside to crisp up.

Note* I left them in the oven for about 10 minutes and they came out perfectly.

While the Cheese Crackers are baking, you can prepare the avocado dip.

Here is what you will need:

2 avocados
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable juice

Peel and pit two ripe avocados.

The softer the avocado is, the easier it will be to blend.

Cut the avocado into small pieces.

Mix avocado into the bowl with the vegtable juice and garlic.

Using immersion blender, blend until smooth.

Remove the Crackers from the over and let them cool.

Serve them right away or store them for later.

The crackers can be kept in an air-tight container for a week. Store the avocado dip in the refrigerator for up to three days. If you are going to keep it in the fridge, you may want to add a few drops of lime juice to keep the avocado from turning brown. eating a crispy cheese cracker.

Mmmmm! You also might find that your little one wants to store them in their tummy right away. Yum!