If you need a fast appetizer for a party, Easy Cheesy Crackers are it. They aren’t as fast as out of a box, but this homemade recipe takes no time at all in a food processor. If you have an hour, you’ve got time to make these tasty bites, and beware – they go fast.
The dough can be made the day before. Serve them hot – with a spicy cream cheese or dip.
Ingredients in Easy Cheesy Crackers
Smoked Cheese – The smoked part of the cheese is a must to get a lovely deep flavor. I prefer to use hard cheese for crackers but you can certainly try a softer smoked cheese.
Flour – The most versatile part of making crackers is the flour! You’re not limited to unbleached white flour. Try whole wheat, einkorn, or spelt, be creative.
Thyme – One of my favorite spices with cheese. Not only delicious and unique in crackers, but on top of lasagna and pizza.
Cayenne Pepper – This gives just the right amount of heat to the cracker.
Salt – I usually don’t add much, and if the cheese is salty I won’t add any. You choose.
Water – Just a little to bind. I use water in these crackers as they are mostly cheese and butter. I often use half-n-half in my whole-grain crackers as any cream or milk can soften the crackers somewhat.
Add cheese and butter to a food processor – blend just a bit until crumbly and starting to hold a bit. Next add your spices and flour, again just pulse until mixed. The dough will look like crumbs still, not a ball. This is almost how we make pastry crust – don’t over-mix your dough or the crackers will be rubbery.
The dough will hold together easily when squeezed, and roll out nicely – not too sticky or dry.
Roll into a circle about 1/8″-1/4″. We used mini Christmas cookie cutters and they were the perfect party size!
If you haven’t made crackers before, see our spicy spelt cracker video tutorial.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them as the thickness of the cracker can determine the time baked. Easy Cheesy Crackers – spicy and delicious. They are gone in a flash so doubling the recipe is a good idea. Enjoy!
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