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homemade cheese crackers

(15 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rhonda Wheeler
Warren, MI

You can use a mixer or a food processor works very well. Serve these with cream cheese or any dip.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you like cheese straws then you'll love these homemade cheese crackers. A staple at parties in the South, these crackers are rich in cheesy goodness. Serve them as an appetizer with spreadable cheese or your favorite dip. They'll also be delicious as a savory accompaniment to a nice salad.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(15 ratings)
yield 15 serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For homemade cheese crackers

  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make homemade cheese crackers

  • Butter and cheese combined in a bowl.
    Combine cheese and butter until well blended.
  • Flour, sugar, salt, and cayenne added to the bowl.
    Add flour, sugar, salt, and cayenne blend until well mixed.
  • Water added until a dough forms.
    Add water and mix until mixture comes together and forms a dough.
  • Dough kneaded until smooth.
    Knead dough until smooth.
  • Dough shaped into two logs.
    Form into a ball, divide in half, and shape each half into an 8 inch log.
  • Dough logs wrapped in plastic wrap.
    Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill 2 hours.
  • Dough sliced and placed on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
    Remove dough logs from the refrigerator. Slice into 1/4 inch disks and place on 2 baking sheets that are greased.
  • Holes poked in the crackers.
    Poke a fork in the top a few times.
  • Baking the cheese crackers.
    Bake 12-14 minutes at 375 degrees until just golden on the edge.