|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 36 crackers (18 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||44%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*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.|
Cheese crackers are a delicious snack that taste great served with dip, alongside soup, or all on their own. Kids and adults alike will love them as an afternoon treat or accompanying a sandwich. This recipe can easily be adjusted to your family's tastes by using different cheeses and mix-ins, too.
Homemade cheese crackers make a great appetizer or party snack since you can prepare them ahead of time. After cooling completely, they'll keep for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature. Or make a bunch, freeze them, and have them ready for your next surprise guest. A quick reheat in a toaster oven until they are hot and crisp is all they need. Double the recipe if you're feeding a crowd or want to set some aside for a rainy day.
Making your own cheese crackers is healthier than most store-bought crackers since they don't have all of the artificial ingredients, colorings, and preservatives that most packaged foods contain. Pack them up for school lunches, picnics, and long car trips.
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- 1/2 cup butter (softened)
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus extra for sprinkling, if desired)
- 1 tablespoon chives (dried)
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a medium bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Mix together with a spoon until well blended.
Add the flour, salt, and chives to the butter mixture and mix until well blended.
Form the dough into 3/4-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls using the bottom of a drinking glass or with the tines of a fork until each cracker is about 1/4-inch thick.
Prick each cracker several times with a fork. Sprinkle with a little salt, if desired.
Bake the crackers at 350 F for 12 to 17 minutes until they are very lightly browned around the edges.
Remove the crackers to a wire rack and cool.
Pair with your favorite dip, hummus, or soup, and enjoy!
- Swap out the grated cheese to mix up the flavor. 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.
- Sprinkle some finely chopped nuts, like pecans or walnuts, into the dough.
- Add seeds, like sesame, poppy, or chopped sunflower seeds.
- Give the crackers some spice with a dash of red pepper flakes or cracked black pepper.
- To freeze, place on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid. Seal in heavy-duty zip-top freezer bags, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, toast in a toaster oven or oven until hot and crisp.