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homemade cheese crackers in bowl with animal shapes ones below
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Homemade cheese crackers

A slightly healthier take on cheddar crackers that are tasty and perfect for snacking.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 70 small crackers, approx
Calories: 10kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ½ cup wholewheat pastry flour 68g,
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar 100g, 3 ½ozcoarsely grated
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 15g, cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoon water


  • Mix the flour, cheese, salt and butter in a food processor until fairly well mixed - it should be like breadcrumbs. Add the water one tablespoon at a time and pulse until it comes together in lumps.
  • Remove dough from the food processor, bring together in a ball and chill for 20min or more, if possible (although as long as not too hot, you can use straight away, it's just a little easier to work with chilled).
  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C and line baking sheet(s) with with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the dough to about as thin as you are comfortable rolling (about ⅛in/1mm) then cut out as you prefer either with small cutters or cut into small squares. Poke small holes into them, if you wish (it will help reduce bubbled up texture).
  • Put your shapes on to the prepared baking sheets and bake around 15min until starting to go golden.



If you would like to add flaxseed meal, add around 2-4 tablespoon to the flour-cheese mixture at the start.


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg