Cheddar Crackers

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 0

Nothing beats homemade, especially when it comes to crackers! Great for a snack, lunches or a party spread.

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Directions for: Cheddar Crackers


¾ cup all purpose flour

¼ cup yellow cornmeal

1 Tbsp sesame seeds

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ cup cold unsalted butter, frozen

1 cup coarsely grated old or extra-old cheddar

4 to 5 tbsp cold water

1 egg whisked with 2 tbsp water

coarse salt and sesame seeds for sprinkling


1. In a food processor pulse together flour, cornmeal, sesame seeds, salt, and baking powder. Grate in butter using a box grater and pulse until mixture is rough and crumbly. Add Cheddar Cheese and 4 tablespoons water and pulse until water is incorporated, adding remaining tablespoon of water if necessary to form a soft dough.

2. On a lightly floured work surface, knead dough in 3 or 4 turns to develop gluten in flour slightly and make dough easier to work with. Form dough into 2 balls and flatten into disks.

3. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out first piece of dough into a 12-inch square (about 1/16 inch thick) and cut into squares 2-inches across, lifting onto prepared baking tray. Repeat with second piece of dough.

5. Brush squares lightly with egg wash and prick all over with a fork. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds and bake until lightly browned, about 13 minutes. Cool before transferring to a plate.

6. Crackers can be stored for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

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