Easy Cheesy Crackers

Easy Cheesy Crackers

If you need a fast appetizer for a party, Easy Cheesy Crackers are it. Well, not as fast as out of a box, but homemade is always fun isn't it? It took me a little over an hour to get these out of the oven! Beware - they go fast. The dough can be made the day before. Let the dough sit out about 30 minutes before rolling. Serve them hot - with creamy lime cilantro dip! That must be a craving, it's on my mind. 

Easy Cheesy Crackers

Ingredients - Preheat oven to 350 degrees

3 cups of smoky cheddar cheese (or a good white cheddar is delicious!)
1 cup parmesan/romano cheese
1 stick butter - softened (unsalted or salted your choice)
1 1/3 c. unbleached white flour
1 TBSP thyme
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
(any spice combination would work - I didn't add salt as the cheese had enough for us)
2-3 TBSP water

Easy Cheesy Crackers
Easy Cheesy Crackers

Add cheese and butter to a food processor - blend just a bit until crumbly. Next add your spices and flour, again just pulse until crumbly. See the video below on how the food processor is a master for this task!

Quick Cuisinart Crackers

The video is a great help in seeing the dough consistency. It should form a ball easily when squeezed, and roll out nicely - not too sticky or dry. Roll into circle about 1/8"-1/4". We used mini Christmas cookie cutters and they were the perfect party size! 

Homemade Cheese Crackers
Homemade Cheese Crackers

Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them as the thickness of the cracker can determine the time baked. Easy Cheesy Crackers - spicy and delicious. They are gone in a flash so doubling the recipe is a good idea. Enjoy!

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Theresa has been married to John for 24 years, we have 10 children and three grandchildren. Five of our children are still being homeschooled, the youngest is in third grade. I'm a blessed child of God. I love everything about homemaking! Joyous Home was started in 2007 to encourage homemaking!

  • judith martinez says:

    Yummy! How do you adapt this for a mixer?

    • Theresa says:

      Hi Judith! So, if you have a cookie paddle for your mixer, use that to make the dough. You can even use a hand mixer. The key is not over mixing the dough once the water is added or you’ll have rubbery crackers.

  • Bonnie White says:

    These look scrumptious and where’s the lime – cilantro dip recipe!?! 🙂

    • Theresa says:

      Hi Bonnie! I need to get on coming up with one to share! It’s what I wanted to dip them in when I tasted one! It’s a weird craving hahah! Thanks for visiting. 😀

  • mercy says:

    So simple. Excited to make them this holiday season.

    • Theresa says:

      These are simple and fun when you use the mini Christmas cutters. Homemade crackers are always a hit. People don’t think of making crackers but they are so easy.

  • Lynne says:

    We love cheese crackers and these look delicious! I like the idea of using different cookie cutters to match the occasion for when these are to be served. Thank you!

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