Spice up your day with some flavorful cheese crackers! Wonderful cheese taste with not a lot of ingredients!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
20 mins
45 mins
5 servings


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine Cheddar cheese, flour, butter, and salt in a food processor; pulse until dough is consistency of course sand. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is moistened.

  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough onto a lightly floured work surface and cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter. If you choose to use a fish cut-out, use a toothpick to make faces. Arrange shapes on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crispy, 15 to 16 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 24.5g; cholesterol 72mg; sodium 696.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I had fun making these, and they tasted great too. I sprinkled with salt on top just before baking. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These were surprisingly awesome. The only thing I changed was I used gluten free all purpose flower. I rolled them out a little too thick but definitely will make again! this recipe makes A LOT too. I would sprinkle a little salt on them before baking and I think you got yourself a real goldfish cracker! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Nice home made cheez-its. I added a tablespoon of fresh chopped rosemary. The house smells great. A bit on the oily side. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious treats! They taste very cheesy and awesome. I had to add just a tad bit more water because my dough was a little too dry. But, it was very yummy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good base but perhaps not enough info in the recipe. Puffs as it bakes, so even 1/4” was too thick. The slightly brown bits are best, IMHO, so I’ll cut smaller pieces (maybe diamonds) and roll even thinner. My cheese was frozen, which helps make the texture good. I recommend using frozen butter. I also recommend holding back some of the salt and sprinkling flake salt before cooking. If you like more spice, creole seasoning is a great addition too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Thank you for this recipe. I used half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. I only had white cheddar so I added a sprinkle of turmeric to give a yellow colour. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder. These turned out crispy and delicious with a lots of cheese flavour. I made them with my four year old and she loved using the cookie cutter to cut them out. Our whole family loves the result I predict that we will be making these regularly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made these several times and they are really good. The thinner they are, the crispier they become, which is my preference. I added a little dried Rosemary and they were very good. My grandson also enjoys “helping” me make AND eat them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Mine aren’t as pretty lol but still good!! I only had about half the amount of cheese and only mozzarella but they taste great. I’m sure when I make them again using the right cheese it will be even better. My one year old really likes them, I made them a little thicker so they wouldn’t be too crispy for him. The bottom has a nice crunch and the top is puffy and soft. It does make a lot but it’ll be a good snack for a few days! Thanks for sharing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe! I had to add an extra tablespoon and a half of water but that has more to do with the air than the recipe. I used a pizza cutter to make square goldfish. It saves a lot of time and they are a great size for my toddler! Read More