Teddy Bear Crackers

What do you do when your husband is sick? And all he wants is a little snack? That’s right… you make crackers.  Because you love him.  And you make them in the shapes of teddy bears, because you don’t fight the whimsy.  These are crunchy and yummy and good for you (as far as crackers go) and satisfy your salt craving.

Teddy Bear Crackers (adapted from joythebaker)
Makes 35 Crackers

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup cornmeal
-1/2 tsp sea salt
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1 1/4 cold butter (I use Smart Balance), cut into cubes
-1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
-1/4, plus 2 Tbsp cup buttermilk*

Put first 6 ingredients in a food processor, and mix until well combined.  Add milk while food processor is running.  Process until the dough forms into a clump.  Turn out dough onto a floured surface, and knead a few times.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes in room temperature.  (At this point, you will be tempted to clean up the floured work surface… don’t. You’ll need it in 15 minutes.) After the dough has rested, roll it out onto the floured surface (SEE! Told ya).  Roll it out thin.  Really thin.  Then cut into your preferred shape (you could just slice squares with a pizza cutter, doing away with the need to re-roll dough) (but I chose teddy bears… because I just like everything more when its cute).  Poke holes in the crackers with a fork.  Bake for 8 minutes– watch closely toward the end.  Enjoy!

-K-May

*If you don’t have buttermilk (because who keeps buttermilk in their fridge? not me.) you can combine 1 Tbsp vinegar with 1 cup milk, let it sit for 5 minutes, and voila. Buttermilk.

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