Cheddar Wafers


Store-bought crackers? No need--these easy, cheesy cheddar snacks are far tastier. Package them up in cute containers to share as food gifts.

Cheddar Wafers in clear take out box
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
53 mins
10 dozen wafers


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sesame seeds, toasted

  • 2 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, sesame seeds, cheddar cheese, brown sugar, crushed red pepper, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and egg; mix until blended.

  2. Shape 1 teaspoon dough into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet; repeat with remaining dough, spacing balls 2 inches apart. Flatten balls to 1 1/2-inch circles.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges and bottoms are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack for 2 minutes. Transfer wafers to wire racks and let cool. Divide wafers among gift packages.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Store wafers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

30 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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