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Homemade Cheese Crackers

Spice Islands®

Homemade Cheese Crackers


  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 56 minutes

100 small crackers


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/4 teaspoons Spice Islands® Onion Salt

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Chili Powder

2 cups (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


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.

Divide dough in half.  Form each half into an 8-inch log; refrigerate a minimum of 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Slice dough into generous 1/8-inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheets.

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.

RECIPE NOTE: Dough may be made ahead and frozen, if desired.

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