These homemade cheese crackers are deliciously salty, cheesy, and made with only 5 ingredients.
There’s no doubt that store-bought cheese crackers are a staple snack in almost every household, and today I’m sharing my easy recipe for homemade crackers that are just as cheesy and crispy.
Are Homemade Cheese Crackers Healthy?
We get a lot of requests for healthier homemade versions of common snacks to put inside lunch boxes. These cheese crackers are made with real Cheddar cheese, butter, and flour, minus the artificial flavors and mystery ingredients. It’s a much better alternative to the store-bought varieties.
I also have a recipe for gluten-free cheese crackers that’s just as crispy and cheesy, so no one feels like they are missing out on their favorite snack.
If you want more homemade versions of your kid’s favorite recipes, be sure to check out The Best Homemade Kid’s Snacks on the Planet.
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How to Make Cheese Crackers
This recipe is easy to make, and the fun part is to get your kids involved and let them have mini cutters and cut any shape they want!
Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Create the Dough
Pulse the cheese, butter, flour, and salt in a food processor until the mixture is crumbly.
- Add the Liquid
Slowly add the milk and until the dough becomes a ball.
- Roll out
Divide the dough into 2 balls and roll onto a floured surface to ⅛ inch thickness.
- Cut up
Cut the dough into 1-inch squares with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
Place the crackers onto the baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Allow the crackers to cool down to room temperature before serving as a snack or packing into lunch containers.
How to Store Homemade Cheese Crackers
For best results, store these cheese crackers in an airtight container. Anything that’s not airtight will make them go stale faster, and I’ve found that packing them in zip bags often results in crushed crackers.
How Long Do Homemade Cheese Crackers Last?
Since there aren’t any preservatives in the recipe, these homemade crackers will begin to soften after 3 days. But no worries, they’re so good a batch will get you through 1 day, at most.Print
More Cheese Snacks Recipes
If you find yourself always reaching for something savory and cheesy around snack time, then you’re sure to enjoy any of the recipes below. Whether you make them for lunch box snacks or to serve a crowd, they are perfect on any occasion.