Homemade Cheese Crackers

Sharp & Spicy Homemade Cheddar Crackers

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These will make you rethink dropping $5.00 (or more) on a box of crackers.

Homemade Cheese CrackersI mean, since when do people get to charge that much for crackers? WTH?? When my son still lived at home he could go through an entire box of Cheez-Its all by himself in one day. Even the family size boxes don’t make it a day or two here.

These are SO easy to make and it’s only 5 ingredients – all purpose flour, butter, cheese, a little salt and cayenne. I had no idea how simple it was to make these. Just combine in your mixer, roll it out and cut. 

I used my pizza wheel, but you can use a pastry wheel if you want to get those little indentions on the edges. Keep in mind that this dough really does need to be rolled out very thin. They puff up in the oven and will be thicker than what you’re used to from boxed crackers.
CrackersSince I have an obsession with Cabot’s Farmhouse Reserve cheese, that’s the rockstar cheese in this. I also added some of their Everything Bagel Cheddar just to make it interesting. Y’all know I can’t do anything on an ordinary level. 
Homemade Cheese Crackers
I think I might try to make crostini with this dough – keeping it on the thicker side when I roll it out and top it with tampenade or tomatoes and basil. Cheese makes everything better.

Here’s your printable-

Sharp & Spicy Cheddar Crackers

Sharp & Spicy Cheddar Crackers



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer or food processor mix everything except water until combined.
  • Add water and mix until dough forms.
  • Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and roll out as thin as you can and cut into squares.
  • Poke a hole in the center of each cracker (I used a bamboo skewer).
  • Sprinkle with salt and bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly brown and crispy.
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  • Mary Frances
    February 24, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Homemade crackers? Wow! great idea.

  • Abbe @ This is How I Cook
    February 23, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    I don’t have a habit, but this may soon change!

  • Adam J. Holland
    February 21, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Oh, Shea. These look outstanding!
    P.S. – Ease up on the boy with his Cheez It habit. I have one of those myself. We just need to be alone.

  • Shea
    February 21, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    I don’t give him a hard time about it, Adam! I have an addiction to those things myself. That’s why I set out to make my own 😉

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