We tried two variations of this recipe. One had baking powder in it and the other did not. I sent a bunch of the cookies home with Hannah so she could do a blind test with her family.
8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1 cup flour
½ to ¾ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cold water
Put all ingredients except water together in a food processor. Pulse until the dough resembles coarse sand. Pulse in water as it is added slowly. Remove the dough from the processor and form into two balls. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Roll out dough on a plastic baking sheet. This way no additional flour is needed. Roll to around 1/8 inches thick. Use a cookie cutter cut into the desired shapes. Hannah and I cut a pop can and bent into a fish shape. We folded over one edge and then shaped the metal into a fish shape. We taped the ends together with clear packing tape. Our ends where on the flat side of the fish tail. Next time we will do some measuring so the fish is better shaped. We used a tooth pick to make eyes and smile on the fish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly brown.