Friday, December 5, 2014

Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe

If you're like me, you love cheese! And from time to time I get the craving for crackers. We try to avoid store bought snacks so we usually make our own.The best thing about making your own homemade snacks you can control ingredients as well as tailor them to your favorite flavors. If you like your crackers spicy, add more chili powder! Love garlic? Add a ton! If you've never made crackers before trust me, it's not as hard as you think!

- 1 1/2 Cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 Cup flour 
- 6 TBS cold unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 TBS milk
- 1/8 Tsp chille powder
- 1/8 Tsp paprika 
- 1/2 Tsp salt 
- Pepper to taste

1) Preheat oven to 350°

2) Mix cheese, flour, butter, salt and spices together until combined into a coarse meal. Add milk and mix together to form dough. This can be done in a mixer, food processor or with your hands. I prefer hands! Add slightly more milk if necessary.

3) Separate dough into four balls. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface to 1/8 of an inch thick. If you're feeling fancy, use your favorite small cookie cutters to make shaped crackers. Alternatively you can cut them in a grid like fashion for square crackers (1 in x 1 in). Or cut them into strips 1/2 inch wide by 4 inches long.

4) Bake on ungreased cookie sheets with a 1/4 inch between crackers for 15 minutes or until they begin to turn golden. Cool on baking sheets. Store in a covered container.


  • Sprinkle the top of the crackers liberally with parmesan cheese
  • Add more chili powder for a little kick
  • Garlic lovers might appreciate garlic powder or fresh minced garlic
  • Add Italian seasoning for a different flavor
  • Experiment with different types of cheese

Shared on Tasty Tuesday! 

1 comment:

  1. I am a cheese cracker addict!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, this is so much better for us & will save a ton$$ on the grocery bill!!