Homemade Cheese Crackers

Sharp & Spicy Homemade Cheddar Crackers

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-

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Sharp & Spicy Homemade Cheddar Crackers

Yield: 75-120 crackers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes



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

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 781mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Adam J. Holland

    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.

    1. Shea

      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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