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
  • 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!