Cheez It Duoz

Homemade Cheez-Its have become a Beantown Baker household favorite since I first made them earlier this year. In this variation, the crackers are cheddar on one side, and chipotle on the other side of the cracker.

Cheez It Duoz

I was recently contacted by Cabot Cheese to see if I was interested in a sample. Without a minute of hesitation, I said yes. I fell in love with Cabot’s cheeses while living in New England. It’s a local company and their cheeses are lactose free! Double win for me!

After moving to Ohio, I’ve had a more difficult time finding Cabot cheeses. One of the local grocery stores does carry it, but it’s not the store I go to regularly. When the goodies arrived in the mail, Hubby instantly asked for his favorite snack: Homemade Cheez-Its. I was happy to oblige since I love the cheesy little crackers too.

Cheez It Duoz

This time, I wanted to mix things up a bit, so I decided to do two flavors in one. So I made a batch of my homemade cheez-its and mixed smoked chipotle into half of the dough.

After the dough had chilled, I rolled out each half separately, and then stacked one on top of the other to get a two-toned-two-sided cracker. These Cheez It Duoz would be perfect to make for game day munching. Either use the original version, the chipotle version, or combine them to make these duoz!

Cheez It Duoz

It was a lot of fun taking one of my favorite recipes of the year and mixing it up a bit. Thanks Cabot for the cheese! We’ve been enjoying it on sandwiches, with crackers, and obviously in crackers as well!

Cheez It Duoz

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Cheez It Duox

Homemade Cheez-Its have become a Beantown Baker household favorite since I first made them earlier this year. In this variation, the crackers are cheddar on one side, and chipotle on the other side of the cracker.

Ingredients:

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 Tbsp butter, softened
1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp cold water
1/2 tsp ground chipotle
Course sea salt for sprinkling

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cheese, butter, shortening and salt on medium-high speed. Reduce speed to medium, slowly add flour and water.

Continue mixing until dough is smooth.

Divide dough into two. Add half of the dough back to the mixer and add ground chipotle. Mix until completely combined.

Create a disc with each half of the dough and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

Roll each disc of dough out a little bit. Then place one piece of dough on top of the other and roll to 1/8" thickness.

Using a ruler as a guide, cut long 1.5" horizontal strips. Rotate ruler to slice vertically, creating 1.5"x1.5" squares. Carefully transfer individual squares to prepared baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining dough.

Using a toothpick or cake tester (I used a straw), create holes in the center of each square.

Sprinkle with course salt. Sprinkle with pepper if using.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. I removed mine at 12 minutes. The time will depend on the thickness of your squares as well as the crispness you prefer. Watch your oven closely from 10 minutes on.

Best eaten the same day. Store remainder in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Beantown Baker

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18 Responses to “Browned Butter Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    FunandFearlessinBeantown — March 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I have my tried and true ATK version but I always love discovering new chocolate chip cookie recipes!

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    Elizabeth — March 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Brown butter makes everything better!

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    In and Around Town — March 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I am pretty boring with chocolate chip cookies and stick with the recipe on the back of the bag, but the size of these and the twist on ingredients makes me want to give these a go!

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    Mrs. Williams — March 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I use half the bag of chips too – I like them that way! 🙂 I might have to give this one a shot – I really liked the brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip I made last week.

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    Judy — March 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love trying new ccc recipes also.  You don’t mention what the texture of the cookie is.  I like crispy edges and chewy centers, very hard to find.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — March 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Well, I know what’s happening with the half block of cream cheese in my fridge just waiting to be used up! Cookies are in my future, score. 😉

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    Colleen — March 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I love adding sea salt to chocolate things! I haven’t tried it on chocolate chip cookies, but it sounds delicious.

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    Carrie's Sweet Life — March 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    These look awesome, I am still searching for the perfect recipe!

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    PB and Peppers — March 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

    The cookies sound amazing!  I love the addition of cream cheese!  CC is my favorite cookie and I am terrified to make them because I have no self control.  I love the dough and I love the cookie!!  

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    Megan — April 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    These sound like they take the best components of all my favorite cookies (browned butter, a sprinkling of sea salt) and merge them together.

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I always stick with Tollhouse cookies. I need to open my eyes to the wide world of chocolate chip cookies varieties out there!

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    Courtney — April 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I made these today and they were fantastic–thanks for sharing the recipe! (*^_^*)

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    mega — May 16, 2012 at 9:16 am

    aahh this is recipe that i looking for to make choco chip cookies… thank you for post it 🙂

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    Kaila — January 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Made these but didn’t know you have to refrigerate the dough prior to baking hope they come out okay!

    • beantownbaker — January 5th, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

      They should still turn out ok. They might spread a bit more than mine do. Let me know how they come out!

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    Arghavan — February 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Made these with the kiddies today and WOW! They are delicious! It made a lot of dough though (I made smaller cookies than the recipe called for), can I freeze the dough in small balls?

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    Jess — February 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Making these today! Can’t wait to see how it turns out. I have another great brown butter choc chip recipe but never tried with cream cheese. Thought I would share my tip for the sea salt…I love a salted cookie! I wait until the cookies have cooled 5 minutes before sprinkling, it’s not too hot that the salt sinks into the batter but not too cold that the salt just bounces off.

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    Clara Gonzalez — November 22, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    These look amazing! I am definitely going to make them!

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