Print Recipe

White Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese


  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • Red pepper flakes* optional, see notes
  • Course sea salt for sprinkling


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cheese, butter, shortening and salt on medium-high speed. Reduce speed to medium, slowly add flour and water. If adding red pepper flakes, do so now. Continue mixing until dough is smooth.
  • Divide dough into two, creating discs and wrapping in plastic. Chill for at least 30 minutes (I let mine chill overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Roll out dough to 1/8" thickness. using a ruler as a guide, cut long horizontal strips. Rotate ruler to slice vertically, creating squares. Carefully transfer individual squares to prepared baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining dough. Using a toothpick or cake tester, create holes in the center of each square. Sprinkle with course salt.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. I removed mine at 12 minutes. The time will depend on the thickness of your squares as well as the crispness you prefer. Watch your oven closely from 10 minutes on.
  • Best eaten the same day. Store remainder in an airtight container.


Makes roughly 7 dozen crackers, depending on size and thickness
For spicy cheese crackers, use 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes. I used 1/2 tsp for half a batch.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel