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Homemade Cheese Cracker Recipe

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This easy cheese cracker recipe will leave the store bought crackers in the dust!

cracker recipe

We have one more week until school starts and with school comes the packing of brown bag lunches.  Packing a lunch for a picky eater gets tricky and redundant.  But one food group that always gets eaten is crackers!  This week the Sunday Supper crew is sharing our favorite lunchbox recipes so hopefully you’ll find a lot of inspiration for your lunchbox packing.

My kids love those little fish crackers, but I knew I could make the crackers for way less money and with much better ingredients.   Go to your cupboard and just throw out the box of cheese crackers you have in there. They don’t even come close to the absolute divine deliciousness of these crackers.  And… these are super, super simple!  I cut the crackers out and let my 5 year old have a good old time putting them on the baking sheets.  Although, I accidentally rolled my dough way too thick so they were pretty easy to handle.  I would make sure to roll the dough as thin as you can get it for more of a crispy cracker.  This one recipe got me two sheets full of crackers so if you roll thin, you will get more mileage out of the recipe.

Homemade Cheese Cracker Recipe

cracker recipe

This easy cheese cracker recipe will leave the store bought crackers in the dust!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in to small pieces
  • 8 ounces of grated cheese, I used mild cheddar and Romano
  • Water


  1. Pulse flour, salt, pepper and baking powder in a food processor to combine.
  2. Add butter and cheese and pulse until mixture looks like coarse cornmeal.
  3. Add water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, just until a dough forms.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for a few hours.
  5. Unwrap dough and roll out very thin, about 1/8 inch.
  6. Cut dough in to squares or desired shapes and place shapes on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-18 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Check out what the rest of the Sunday Supper crew is packing in their lunchboxes this week!

Sandwiches, Wraps and Entrees:

Munchies, Salads and Sides:

Sweet Treats:


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  • Jennie
    August 19, 2013

    I would love to open my lunchbox and see homemade cheese crackers. These look so good!

  • Sarah
    August 19, 2013

    I love making my own crackers, and cheese crackers are the favorite! Yours look quite delicious!

  • Tara
    August 18, 2013

    I love making little cheese crackers and these look so very good, thanks for sharing!!

  • Soni
    August 18, 2013

    This looks like a great idea for my kids’ lunchbox and I’m sure they’re going to love it 🙂

  • Sarah Reid, RHNC (
    August 18, 2013

    Cheese crackers must be “in” this year, I’ve made 4 variations so far to date!

    • Camille
      August 18, 2013

      Yum! Mine never seem to last long!

  • Renee
    August 18, 2013

    So easy! This is one I’ll have to try because I love cheese crackers. Going to the pantry now to throw away that store-bought package so I’ll have a reason to make these soon.

  • Shannon R
    August 18, 2013

    Fresh crackers also taste so much better! They look so good!

  • Cindys Recipes and Writings
    August 18, 2013

    I love making my own crackers these sound great, Camille!

  • Lane
    August 18, 2013

    I made homemade cheese crackers with my camp kids this summer. I loved them! Weirdly enough only a few of the kids liked them, but I cracked it up to them being an odd bunch that week. They didn’t really like anything. Anyways I would totally eat a whole pan. They were that good!

  • Conni
    August 18, 2013

    Yum!! I adore cheese crackers! These look so crispy 🙂

  • Jennifer
    August 18, 2013

    Your cheese crackers are adorable! Homemade crackers are the best!!

  • Hezzi-D
    August 18, 2013

    Your crackers sound super simple and they look delicious! Perfect for lunchbox snacking.

  • Liz
    August 18, 2013

    My kids eat goldfish crackers by the bowlful…so I love the idea of making a homemade version. I know they’d disappear in a flash!!!

  • The Ninja Baker
    August 18, 2013

    I can see how these crackers would be a fave, Camille. I imagine a gorgonzola cheese might make these beauties sing with flavor, too =)