Friday, October 3, 2014

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers
I love cheez its.  My kids love cheez its.  But there are a whole bunch of ingredients in them that I do not love, so although I do still buy them on occasion, I knew there had to be a better option.  I have bought the expensive organic versions in an attempt to give my kids a healthier option, but as my daughter stated "they don't taste the same."  No, they don't, and granted, she also was not a huge fan of these crackers, but she is really, really hard to please.  My son, husband and I on the other hand, LOVED these and thought they tasted exactly like cheez its... and devoured them within 2 days.  So although my cheese loving daughter, who helped make them every step of the way, might not be a huge fan, I had to share them because they are fun to make and delicious to eat. 

Homemade Cheese Crackers
Cheddar Cheese Crackers!

2 C. grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 C. organic butter, softened and cut into pieces
1 C. organic whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 T. organic 2% milk

Preheat the oven to 375˚F.  Place everything except the milk into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds at a time, about 5 or 6 times, until the mixture resembles course crumbs.  Slowly add in the milk until the dough starts to form into a ball.  Divide the dough into two balls and turn out onto a floured surface.  Roll the dough out until it is about 1/8 inch thick.  Cut the dough into one inch squares (I used a pizza cutter which worked great) and then using a toothpick, poke a hole in the center of each cracker.  Place the crackers at least 1/4 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 11 - 14 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown.  Watch them carefully as they can burn easily (may want to rotate the tray or trays halfway through baking to ensure even cooking). Let them cool completely and then store in an airtight container for a couple of days, if you don't eat them all first!  I am sure they would be delicious using any type of cheese or with some extra seasonings added in as well. 

ready to process together

dry mix done

milk added, dough finished

formed into a ball

rolled out

cut into squares

getting the trays ready

ready to bake

hot from the oven

close up view

packaged up and ready to store
(only lasted 2 days!... because we ate them!)


  1. These look delicious. I love cheese crackers. I will definitely try this recipe.

    1. I hope you love them too!! Let me know what you think!! :)