Did you know that you can make your kids yummy cheesy crackers that taste better than those cheese crackers you get at the store? I have been wanting to make try to make our own crackers for some time, but always thought they were too complicated. Turns out they are anything but. This cheese cracker recipe uses only 5 ingredients and is so easy to make even a child can do it. If you looking for more kid friendly food, check out these easy snacks for kids.
Why this Cheese Cracker Recipe is awesome
- Only need 5 ingredients in this easy recipe
- Real cheesy flavor
- Kids will love the crispness
- shredded cheese (we used a cheddar/jack mix but just sharp cheddar cheese would work great too)
- unsalted butter at room temperature
- grated Parmesan cheese
- teaspoon of salt
How to make homemade cheese crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour cheeses, butter, flour and salt into the food processor bowl. Kids love helping out in the kitchen and this kid's recipe is so simple, there are lots of ways they can help.
Now comes my kids favorite part - the processing! They loved watching the ingredients spin in the bowl of a food processor and combine to make a dough ball. At first it seemed like it would never make a dough ball, but then as if by magic the dough ball appeared.
Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
Remove from the fridge and roll out the dough using a rolling pin.
You can make this cheese cracker recipe any shape you want.
We had a small circle cookie cutter so we went with circles. Cut out crackers and place on a greased baking sheet. You can also place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper on it. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Mine took closer to 15 minutes, but ovens vary. You will want the crackers to be slightly golden brown on the bottom.
Remove from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool.
These cheesy crackers are crispy, crunchy and flaky with a texture similar to your favorite crackers. This is a snack you can feel good giving the kiddos! Just think of all the preservatives you avoided. I have to warn you that these are addictive They go fast so I would recommend doubling this cheese cracker recipe so you have enough for your hungry bunch.
Cheese Cracker Recipe
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ¾ cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour cheeses, butter, flour and salt into a food processor bowl.
- Pulse in food processor until a dough ball forms.
- Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough.
- Cut out crackers using a small cookie cutter and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Store the crackers in an airtight container for up to a week.
You can also use a hand held mixer.
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I have long been a proponent of cooking with kids. There are so many things kids learn helping out in the kitchen. Math, reading, chemistry and cooperation and more are used while following a recipe.
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These seem delicious however I am in the middle of making them and the dough is warming up/tough to work with. Not sure what I did wrong other than maybe not work fast enough. I had to put the dough and shapes back in the fridge
How long will these last? I’d like to double it and have them on hand for a few days later, they are delicious!
Can I make this if I don’t have a food processor? :/
My kids loved these....and so did I 🙂
I even used them as the dry ingredient in my meatloaf recipie! It was a huge it at the dinner table and thats coming from a 2, 4 and 7 year old!
I have never made crackers but you make it look so easy. Thanks for this!
Oh my! How much do I love that you made a cracker recipe from scratch! bravo!
I love how easy these crackers are! Such a fun baking project!
These look delicious and I love the fact that your kids helped you make them. I love baking with my two children as well.
These cheese crackers sound delicious! The crispy and fuss-free recipe that I love.
Just did it with my pre-schooler. I dont have a processor but I made the dough using my breadmaker, dough function for 10 minutes. I only have mozarella cheese in my fridge, so I replaced all cheese with Mozarella shredded cheese. My pre-schooler helps with pouring the ingredients into the breadpan, I leave the breadmaker lid open so that she could watch the dough being formed, she enjoys it very much! And it tastes good, though a bit salty to my liking, but -still great! My pre-schooler is enjoying her piece of art now. An activity to brighten up her day as she is having chicken pox and we are avoiding egg. Thanks for the simple recipe!
Thank you SO much for this POST! We just moved to Ecuador (we have a non-profit) and my three year old misses his cheezy store bought crackers SO much. You just made my day. xoxo
These look awesome! I just pinned the recipe, I can't wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Gaby Godoy de Porras
These look amazing and delicious!!! DEfinitely gonna try them soon, thanks for sharing!!