Homemade Garlicky Cheese Crackers

Making cheese crackers at home may sound daunting but actually they are quite easy. They require a little more work, then they're worth it. Crackers don't need to be an afterthought. These particular crackers are definitely worthy of their own place on your menu. No weird ingredients or fancy kitchen gadgets needed. You only need some ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen all the time, a cookie cutter, and an oven. That's all! These are super crispy, buttery, and perfect for a snack but if topped and loaded with cheese and herbs, ideal as a side dish.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
70 crackers



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • cup cold water

  • coarse sea salt to taste

Cheese Topping:

  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and dill in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine or you can mix manually as well. Add 4 tablespoons melted butter and vegetable oil and pulse to combine.

  3. With food processor on low speed, slowly drizzle in water until the dough begins to form a ball. Remove dough from food processor and cover with a plastic wrap. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Roll out dough as thin as possible on a lightly floured surface; thinner than pie crust if possible, thin like crepes works best. Cut the dough into your desired shapes with a cookie cutter, or cut with a knife or pizza cutter and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Let it rest for another 10 minutes.

  5. Using a toothpick, prick several holes in each cracker. Don't skip this step; you will not have nice, flat crackers if you skip.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, brush the tops with remaining melted butter, and immediately sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Remove from baking sheets and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

  7. While crackers cool, prepare cheese topping: Mix mascarpone, Cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses with parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and pepper. Sprinkle over crackers and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
10g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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