Spicy Cheddar Cheese Crackers

These homemade crackers are a fun way to get the family involved in the kitchen. Kids will love being able to roll their own dough and everyone will love the snack-worthy end result.

Serves: 4Prep: 1 hour 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 package (8 oz.) shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons ice water


  • In bowl of stand mixer, combine cheese, butter, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and flour. Mix on low speed until crumbled. Slowly add 1 tablespoon water at a time until dough clumps together.
  • Divide dough into two flat disks. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Roll each dough into a ⅛” thin 10”x12” rectangle. Use a fluted pastry wheel to cut dough into 1” squares; transfer squares to prepared baking sheets. Use a toothpick to poke a hole in the center of each square.
  • Bake 15 to 17 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned. Allow to cool.