06 June 2009

Cheesy Hands and Feet

Although the results have always been mixed, I am forever trying to cook with my children. I'm quite sure they are as ambivalent about these bouts of quality time as I am. They'd rather be in front of the television, I'm sure. Never the less, I keep a watchful eye for recipes that the kids might actually want to make, so when Nigella Lawson, author of How to Be a Domestic Goddess, promised (on NPR, of course) that kids (generally) would love making Cheesy Feet, I decided it was time to drag my kids (specifically) into the kitchen once more.

The kids were great kitchen helpers, and thanks to a crazy-easy recipe the Cheesy feet (and hands!) came out much as anticipated. The result is something like a slightly cake-like goldfish cracker.

Look! Disgusting? Cute?

Here's how you can make your own (modified from the original at NPR):

4 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated
1.5 T butter
1/3 c flour
1/4 t baking powder

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until the dough comes together (it eventually will become quite like play dough). When it does, form into a fat disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. When the dough has chilled long enough, preheat the oven to 400˚ F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While oven heats, roll out the dough between sheets of wax paper to roughly 1/8-inch in thickness, and cut out hands and feet with cookie cutters. Re-roll the dough to continue cutting out hands and feet until it is all used up. Put cut-outs onto lined baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes. Give them a few minutes to cool, then serve.


suz said...

they look delicious...

Karin said...

Didn't you make that once in Heidelberg? OR was that my sister inlaw who made those, they were absolutley yummy. I think I will just start printing your food posts for my recipe folder as they always come with great pictures!

Vatti said...

Very cute! I'll bet your daughters will remember the cooking/baking adventures a lot more than the TV.

Mary Ann said...

I'm glad people are coming down on the side of tasty . . . voting can be so dangerous.

Megan said...

i am definitely making those for snacks in the car on the way to Florida this week. they look so yummy! i just have to find some feet and hand cookie cutters.