How to make Cheese Crackers

Soup loveSince it is soup and chili season, I thought it would be fun to make some homemade crackers. What I love most about making your own crackers is that you can use any kind of cheese you want. So you could make super fancy gruyere crackers or you could use bright yellow cheddar for a more Cheez-It style look. 🙂 For these I used grated Asiago cheese. Be sure to adjust how much salt you add if you use a super salty cheese.Soup crackersCheese Crackers, makes about 2 dozen Cheez-It size squares (or a million tiny letters).

Needed: 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup shredded cheese (hard cheeses work best), 4 tablespoons cold butter, 1/3 cup cream and a pinch of pepper.

In the bowl of a food processor combine all ingredients but cream. Pulse to combine, mixture will be very crumbly. As the food processor is running pour in the cream in a steady stream. Remove dough from bowl and roll out on a floured surface. Roll so dough is about 1/2 inch thick. Now cut into small squares or use cookie cutters to create shapes.Homemade crackersCheesy crackersBake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. The crackers will slightly puff as they bake. The small letter crackers only took 11-12 minutes to bake while the squares needed an additional 2-3 minutes. Just keep an eye on them and when the edges are golden brown and crispy looking then you know they are done. For added flavor brush with a little oil and sprinkle with coarse grain sea salt. Store in an air tight container for up to a week. xo. Emma

  • Wow! Someone just showed me this recipe and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to try it when I get home today.

  • this page while searching recipe from google…now i will definately cook cheese crackers for my kids.. Thanks for sharing..

  • Homemade foods always special! Homemade sweets and snacks are healthy. great idea for made cheese crackers… thanks.

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  • Oh…wow. i found this page while searching recipe from google…now i will definately cook cheese crackers for my kids.. Thanks for sharing..

  • Just wanted to let you know that I made these last night and they were terrific! So tasty! I made two soups yesterday (stocking — hee hee, unintentional soup pun– up for the week and some to put in the freezer) and these were the cheesey icing on the figurative cake. Oh, and one of the soups I made was the Sweet Potato/Coconut/Coriander (but it’s cilantro, really, because it’s *fresh* coriander) from the Cornucopia cookbook. EVERYTHING I’ve ever made from that book has been amazing, and when I visited their restaurant in Dublin, it was fantastic. You should check it out — it’s veggie!

  • adorable my kids love the letters for the soup I leave messages for them in the soup they say it makes them feel special. Thank you!<3<3<3<3

  • This is an amazing idea for an Autumn birthday or meal! Great way to ‘brighten up’ plain soup

  • Ohhh, how nummy! We moved to Spain with our family a couple of months ago, and I have been making homemade soup constantly: carrot-ginger, split pea, chicken noodle, green lentil, potato cheese, French onion . . . and the list goes on. But what to put on top??–there’s the rub. Can’t wait to make my own crackers! My girls and I need calories when we head out vintage-ing in Barcelona. Long walks . . . so much to see! We’ll cracker-up before we go and when we get back. Thanks for all the beautiful messes. My seventeen-year-old daughter is perhaps your most faithful disciple! Ciao!

  • Store bought crackers are so bad for you. So much better to make your own. Lots of good ideas here. Thanks. I would hesitate to collect that many paint chips from a store unless I was actually going to buy a few cans of paint.

  • These are the sweetest crackers, I especially love the letters. I would never think to make my own crackers!

  • I’ve never seen a recipe like this before! I love it. Can’t wait to try it out 🙂 I reckon my boy would love it if I gave him soup with words in!

  • Yum! Pinned for future reference – just bought a whole box of crackers for cheese lol. Don’t think I should make these just yet 😛

  • Such a cute idea! I shall make these with my nieces!

  • What an adorable idea! Those look so yummy!


  • These sound delicious….just gone through the recipe of homemade is simple to make,with a idea of decorating with letters is fantastic.
    Perfect for serve.

  • What a fabulous idea! The only issue is cheese crackers are soooo addictive. I will have to make them when I know someone else is coming to share them! I am definitely going to try this – maybe with a really sharp vintage cheddar. Yum.


  • Those alphabet crackers are beyond darling! My kids would love these!

  • So delicious!!!

  • I made these as soon as I saw the recipe. Added a little parsley just for the heck of it. 🙂 They were SO GOOD! Thank you Emma!

  • These looks so good (and also like my churches communion bread). 🙂


  • Such a cute idea. I love crackers and soup!


  • Yummy! These sound so good!!
    xo Heather

  • Hitting the pin it button now. My kids will love this!

    – Sarah

  • looks delicious!!!! Do you guys have any graham cracker recipes???? My two year old loves them!

  • These are spectacular! Yum!

    Stephanie May*

  • These look so yummy! I’ve never thought of making crackers at home and the letters are super fun.


  • These look amazing. I’m going to have to try them out!

    Rachel Nicole

  • Wonderful recipe, thank you, girls:)) I’m looking for similar one and now I have and will try it surely:)

  • Oh I love this !! You have always this amazing ideas !

    XX Luba
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  • this is such a creative idea!! So cute and looks really tasty too 🙂

    xx Emily

  • Yum! This will be great to use this season!

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  • I’d love to try out this recipe because I’ve been avoiding crackers because they usually have a long list of processed ingredients that I don’t like to eat, but REAL ingredient crackers sound so much better. I love the fork pokes in these crackers. Super cute!

  • Make your own crackers? Love this idea. These look scrumptious and I would’ve never even thought of making my own without your prodding. 🙂 Thanks Emma.
    Catherine Denton

  • What a fab idea! My mom makes this fantastic homemade soup when it starts getting cold and this would be a perfect thing to put in it! Thanks!

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    neha made

  • Wow! Love the letter crackers!! Love messages everywhere!
    I looking for the paint you showed us dos days ago…I wanna left messages on the cup of coffee of my bf 🙂

    Great blog girls!

  • It’s cute but I can’t such kind of food as I have a lactose and gluten intolerance…
    Any idea to adapt this recipe for people like me ?

  • I love the letter crackers. I should do it for my nieces, it might eventually convinced them to eat soup finally!

  • what a cute idea!
    im making pumpkin soup on Saturday as a starter for some friends, i think this would look so cute and special!
    thank you 🙂

  • I was just looking for a recipe for cheese crackers since I love to munch on something in the afternoon – I’ll definitely try this one! 🙂

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