These Low Carb Cheddar Garlic Cheese Crisps are a great salty snack when you are on the go. They are also pretty enough to serve at a nice party.
Low Carb Cheddar Garlic Cheese Crisps
I am a total dessert girl. I could eat dessert three times a day and be happy. Sometimes I do. But there are those rare occasions I do crave something crunchy and salty. Cheese Crisps have always been a favorite of mine. But they are expensive and they aren't very healthy. I was playing around with my butter, cream cheese, baking mix dough the day I made my baklava cookies and had the inspiration to make it savory. It worked like a dream.
I doubled this recipe and made half into cheese crisps and half into crackers (cracker recipe here). They were both really good.
The crisps are a little more delicate and dealing with a cookie press can be a pain but I think they are worth it. They pair perfectly with soup or just as a snack on their own.
The crackers go well with sliced cheese. I even put some into a little snack-sized container with squares of ham and cheese. It reminded me of a healthier version of the Lunchables my kids always beg me to buy when we are in the store.
Ingredients for Cheese Crisps:
golden flax meal
dried minced garlic
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon in a medium bowl. It should come together easily if the butter and cream were at room temperature. I kneaded it with my hands for a few minutes to make sure it was mixed thoroughly.
- To make cheese crisps/straws: Put the dough in a cookie press with the bumpy line attachment. (Descriptive, I know. Basically it's a one inch line opening with one flat side and one side with ridges). Press the dough through the cookie press onto a parchment lined baking sheet. If desired brush with extra melted butter and sprinkle with a tiny bit of garlic powder. Bake for 12-15 min out until golden brown.
- To make crackers: Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until it is about ¼ inch thick. Remove the top piece. Cut with a pizza cutter into squares. If desired brush with extra melted butter and sprinkle with a tiny bit of garlic powder. Bake for 15-20 min out until golden brown.