Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Homemade Cheese Crackers are the favorite for kids and adults alike. No need for store bought ever again!

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In the cracker aisle of the grocery store, you can take your pick of cheese crackers in so many different flavors, shapes and sizes. With all the different choices, I often wondered why anyone would bother to make homemade cheese crackers since they could easily be bought at the store. Since I’m a curious person, naturally I had to try making my own crackers. I totally get it now.

I could tell you about the crispy cheese on the edges of these crackers and even brag about how they’re the best cheese crackers ever, but would you believe me even though you can’t reach out and taste one for yourself? The only way you’ll know these are worth making is to try this in your very own kitchen.

Butter makes a flaky, rich cracker that is firm enough for dipping. The cheese melts in the oven, works its savory magic, and makes crispy edges. Don’t you love crispy cheese? I sure do! Garlic and onion give a very well rounded flavor to these homemade crackers. No dip needed in my opinion - it's a little bit like gilding the lily.

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I like using my ravioli cutter when I make crackers, but when you try this recipe, you can use a pizza cutter or even a knife. I like mine with jagged edges and each one just a little different. At my house, our favorite cheese is cheddar, so I usually make my homemade cheese crackers with what we have, but you can use your favorite cheese for your own awesome crackers. Are you ready to give it a try?

Remember to keep ice water at the ready to pull your dough together. It's key, because the dough is a lot like pie crust in its form. Don't let that scare ya though - putting this recipe together really made me wonder why we ever buy crackers. Homemade ones are the best ever!

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Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe

    10 Servings


  • 2 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 ounces in weight
  • 8 tablespoons Butter, At room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Ice Water


  1. Add your butter, shredded cheese, grated cheese, garlic salt onion powder and dried parsley to your bowl.
  2. Mix together, or pulse if you're using a food processor, until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
  3. Sprinkle flour evenly on top and mix together until combined.
  4. Pour in 1 tablespoon of ice water and stir. You'll want the mixture to form a ball and pull away from the bowl. Add more ice water if you need to in very small amounts just until you can form a ball that holds together.
  5. Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. The dough needs to be chilled all the way through. You can put it in the freezer for 15 minutes until it's chilled but not frozen.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Grab two baking sheets and line with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  8. Now unwrap the dough and divide into two equal parts.
  9. Roll out one part until the dough is about 1/8 of an inch thick.
  10. Cut into squares using a ravioli cutter, pizza cutter or similar tool. You can even use a knife.
  11. Bake for 13-15 minutes. You'll want them to be golden brown and after they cool, they'll be a little crispy.


  • You can use a stand mixer, a bowl and a wooden spoon or you can use your food processor for this recipe.


Source: Adapted from this Better Homes and Gardens recipe.
Adapted from this Better Homes and Gardens recipe.
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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Source: Adapted from this Better Homes and Gardens recipe.
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 75 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 149
Calories 249

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 219mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

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Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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