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Bowl of Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Course Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 150 crackers (approx.)


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar finely grated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons ice water


  • Put the cheddar, flour, butter, salt, seasoned salt and cayenne in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles sand. Add the ice water and pulse until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  • Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into squares with a pizza cutter. Use a wooden skewer to poke a small hole in the center of each square. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to cool before packing up.


From: Ree Drummond, Food Network