A photo of crackers on a baking sheet.

Easy Cheese Crackers

These homemade cheese crackers are easy and fun to make and result in a delicious snack. Kids can get creative with this recipe! Pull out the cookie cutters for them to create fun shapes from this easy-to-handle dough. I like to shape mine into big hearts to dip into my Homemade Tomato Soup, which is the perfect fall meal.

30 mins



  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose or whole wheat or a mix)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix the cheese, butter, and salt until combined. Add the flour and mix until pebbly (like sand at the beach).

Slowly add 2 tablespoons of water and mix until the dough forms a ball. If the dough seems too crumbly, then add the additional tablespoon of water, a little at a time, until the dough forms.

Divide the dough into two pieces, sprinkle a little flour on your work surface and your rolling pin and roll dough out about ⅛” thick.

Now’s the time to shape the crackers! Make fun shapes using cookie cutters, a pastry wheel, a pizza cutter or whatever tools you have around!

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Transfer your edible art to the baking sheets with just a little space between crackers.

Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until puffed and browning at the edges. Immediately move the crackers to a plate or wire rack to cool.

Crackers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week… if they last that long.


  • Shred the cheese
  • Measure ingredients
  • Mix everything together and make observations about the dough
  • Make dough, roll it out and shape into crackers
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Cheryl Knecht Muñoz

Cheryl is the Founder and Owner of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, a cooking school for kids and their families in River Forest, IL. As a chef, instructor, and working mom, she is passionate about growing, cooking, and sharing good food together.



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