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Homemade Cheez-Its

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An incredibly easy recipe for a homemade version of Cheez-It cheddar snack crackers
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 180 crackers
Calories 9
Author Michelle


  • 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the cheese, butter, and salt on low speed until combined. Add the flour and mix on low until pebbly. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of the water and mix as the dough forms a ball. If needed, add the additional tablespoon of water a little at a time until the dough forms. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide the dough into two pieces and roll each into a very thin 10x12-inch rectangle (the dough should be no more than ⅛-inch high). Using a fluted pastry wheel, cut the rectangles into 1-inch squares, then transfer them to the baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until puffed and browning at the edges. Immediately move the crackers to wire racks to cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Nutritional values are based on one cracker


Calories: 9kcal | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 1mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 9mg