Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe

Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe

Delicious homemade cheese crackers.

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Total Time: 9 Hours, 40 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 100 small crackers


  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 tsp Spice Islands Onion Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Spice Islands Chili Powder
  • 2 cup (8 ounces) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (no substitutions)
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), chopped, OR sun flower seed kernals


  1. Mix flour, onion salt and chili powder in a mixer bowl. Add butter and cheese and mix with an electric mixer until it forms a ball. Add pepitas; kneading on lightly floured counter if necessary to form a ball.
  2. Divide dough in half. Form each half into an 8-inch log; refrigerate a minimum of 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  4. Slice dough into generous 1/8-inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes, or until brown on bottoms. Remove from baking sheet immediately; cool on wire racks. Crackers will crisp as they cool.


Dough may be made ahead and frozen, if desired.