Homemade Cheese Crackers

Crackers are great for appetizers at any gathering.  These cheesy crackers go perfectly with the Thanksgiving Cheese ball posted early –  And they are so simple to make!

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What you need:

  • 2 cups grated extra sharp cheddar
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (you can use a gluten free flour too)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon (small pinch) cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons cold milk

How to Do it:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Place everything but the milk in a food processor.

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Process until it looks like coarse corn meal.

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While the processor is still running, pour in the milk.  Process until it forms a soft dough.

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Lay the dough on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and roll to about 1/8 inch thick.

 

I start by placing the parchment on the top as well to keep it from sticking to the rolling pin.

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You can use cookie cutters to cut shapes – or you can use a knife to cut leaf shapes or squares.  You can also roll balls and flatten them.

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Place the shapes on a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper and bake for ten minutes, until the edges begin to brown.

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Remove from the oven, cool slightly, then turn and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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Allow to cool completely before serving.

Makes about 2 ½ dozen crackers, depending on the size.

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9 Responses to Homemade Cheese Crackers

  1. Pingback: Thanksgiving Cheese and Bacon Ball | The Lazy Gastronome

  2. Alicia Owen says:

    Thanks for sharing! We’ve been meaning to give something like these a try for awhile!

  3. I’ve never made my own crackers, these sound so good, I will have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  4. Echo says:

    These look great! Like homemade cheez-its! I have to try them. Thanks for sharing them at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  5. When I saw the cheese ball in the linky I swore it was a turkey, the recipe sounds perfect, I needed a new one. And I have never tried making crackers, that would be a treat.

    Thanks for sharing on #OMHGFF
    Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Karren

  6. Winnie says:

    I love making crackers at home, and these are cute!
    I’ll bet they’re gone soon after baking them 🙂

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