Cheese Crackers

Cheese Crackers recipe

 The Spruce 

  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 36 crackers (18 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
183 Calories
15g Fat
4g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36 crackers (18 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 7g
Calcium 206mg 16%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can freeze these little cheese crackers and reheat them in the toaster oven until they start to sizzle. They're a great appetizer too. You can make a bunch and freeze them. Then you can reheat them in a toaster oven until they are hot and crisp.

You can vary the cheese you use. Use a combination of Colby and Monterey ​Jack, or try Havarti or Swiss in place of the cheddar cheese. Add some whole wheat flour in place of some of the all-purpose flour, or add some finely chopped nuts. This recipe can be varied!

Serve these little crackers with soup or as an after-school snack. They are better for you than purchased crackers, without all of the artificial ingredients and colorings almost all purchased crackers are made with. 


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chives (dried)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Mix together with a spoon until well blended.

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  4. Add the flour, salt, and chives to the butter mixture and mix until blended.

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  5. Form the dough into 3/4-inch balls and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls using the bottom of a drinking glass or with the tines of a fork until it's about 1/4-inch thick.

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  6. Prick each cracker several times with a fork. Sprinkle with a little salt, if desired.

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  7. Bake the crackers at 350 F for 12 to 17 minutes until they are very lightly browned around the edges.

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  8. Remove the crackers to a wire rack and cool.

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  9. Pair with your favorite cheese, dip, hummus, or soup, and enjoy!


  • These reheat very well in a toaster oven if you like your crackers served warm. Just place on a piece of foil in the oven and heat until they are sizzling.
  • To freeze, place on cookie sheet until frozen solid. Then place in heavy duty ziplock freezer bags, label, and freeze for 3 to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature, then reheat in toaster oven or oven until hot and crisp. Or reheat straight from the freezer in the toaster oven!