Copycat Cheese Crackers


Make your own cheddar cheese crackers with this recipe inspired by the purchased red box crackers you know and love. These copycat cheese crackers are as easy to make as they are delicious. Your kids will love the taste, and you don't have to worry about the preservatives.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
15 dozen crackers


  • 8 ounce extra sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, at room temperature (4 tablespoons)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon ice water


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the cheese, butter, and salt. Add the flour and mix on low (dough will be pebbly). Slowly add the water and mix as the dough forms a ball.

  2. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough into two pieces and roll each into a very thin (1/8 inch or less) 10x12 inch rectangle. Using a fluted pastry cutter, cut the rectangles into 1-inch squares, then transfer them to the baking sheets.

  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until puffed and browning at the edges. Watch carefully, as the high fat content of the crackers makes a fine line between golden delicious and burnt. Immediately move the crackers to racks to cool.

    Copycat Cheese Crackers
    Brie Passano

To Store:

Store cheese crackers in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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