I adapted this recipe from smitten kitchen’s cheese straws, which I have made multiple times with different cheeses and spice combinations. I wanted something that looked like and had the texture of an actual cracker made from-scratch. These were quite yummy…I think I ate about 10 of them the first day!
This is also a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen – my daughter really enjoyed helping me. We seasoned our crackers with dill and garlic powder, but you can use whatever seasoning combination you like. These crackers make a nice snack for kids or a good addition to a fancy cheese plate.
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 T butter, softened and cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (+ more for dusting)
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1/2 t dried dill
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Begin by gathering your ingredients.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a dough forms. If the dough is too crumbly, you can add 1 – 2 teaspoons of water or milk. My dough formed nicely without.
- Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with flour.
- Roll the dough to about 1/4″ thick. The dough is soft, so add more flour if necessary so it does not stick.
- Cut crackers into the desired shape. You can do a circle cookie cutter, a scalloped biscuit cutter (that’s what we used), or just use a knife to cut squares. This recipe made exactly 3 dozen crackers.
- Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes. Remove when the edges start to turn golden.
- Allow to cool completely by moving to a cooling rack. Once cooled, the crackers can be stored in an air-tight jar.