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Homemade Cheese Cracker Recipe

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  • Author: JessOBSESSED
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 24 crackers 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Just like homemade Cheez-Its! This cheese cracker recipe is tangy, nutty, cheesy, and salty with an extra kick from the cayenne pepper. Part cookie, part cracker, part completely unique, these savory homemade Cheez-Its are sure to be a hit at your next party or potluck event.


  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper *if you like a little more of a kick, increase to 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour *or any all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Sesame seeds or poppy seeds for garnish


  • Add butter, cheddar cheese, mustard powder, salt, cayenne pepper and nutmeg to a food processor and process until combined.
  • Add flour, water and baking powder to the food processor and process again until all ingredients are combined into a dough.
  • Remove dough from food processor and roll into a long log – round-ish or square-ish is fine, it doesn’t matter!
  • Place log in the refrigerator and chill until firm. You can wrap the log in plastic wrap or place on a baking sheet while it chills.
  • Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Once firm, slice the log into 1/4 or 1/2 inch slices, dip in sesame seeds if using and place face up on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, remove from oven and let cool.
  • Serve immediately on their own, with a cheese plate or top with olive tapenade or prosciutto.
  • These cookies will freeze well or keep in pantry for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: Appetizers