Spicy Cheese Crackers Recipe

Spicy Cheese Crackers - Cheesy, spicy, salty and crunchy! Perfect appetizer for any party or cocktail hour.

These spicy cheese crackers were a BIG hit with my clan.  Cheesy, spicy, salty and crunchy!  If you have never made your own cheese crackers, you must give this cracker recipe a try.

If you are making this for the kids just leave out the red pepper flakes.

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How to make Homemade Spicy Cheez-Its

shredded cheese in the bowl of a food processor

I don’t recommend using pre-packaged shredded sharp cheddar cheese, it’s coated with that powdery weird stuff. So buy block cheese and shred it yourself.

This recipe is quick to come together in the food processor.  Which means very little cleanup.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Shred the cheese in your food processor.

Add the butter, flour, salt, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder and pulse until you achieve a coarse crumb.

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Spicy Cheese Crackers dough in the bowl of a food processor

Add the milk until the dough forms a ball. You might need to add a drizzle of additional milk.

Spicy Cheese Crackers dough rolled out on a wooden board

With a rolling pin roll out the dough until it’s about 1/8″ inch thick.

Spicy Cheese Crackers cut into squares on a parchment lined baking sheet

Cut into 1″ squares.  I used a pizza cutter.

Don’t judge me on the lines not being perfectly straight.  I have never been able to cut, draw or walk a straight line.

Place the cheese crackers on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and using a toothpick poke a hole in the center of each one.

baked crackers on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Bake for 12 minutes or until they just start to turn golden brown.

Enjoy! These homemade cheese crackers are best eaten the day you make them.  The longer they sit the softer they become. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Spicy Cheese Crackers piled up in a white bowl

These would be perfect for a Game Day party!

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Spicy Cheese Cracker Recipe

Spicy Cheese Crackers

Cheesy, spicy, salty and crunchy! Perfect appetizer for any party or cocktail hour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar, cheese, cheez-itz, crackers, spicy
Servings: 6
Calories: 241kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Shred the sharp cheddar cheese. 
  • Using a food processor, pulse the cheese, butter, flour, salt, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder into coarse crumbs
  • Add the milk and process until ball forms. (you might have to add a dribble more milk )
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/8″ thick, cut into 1″ squares
  • Place the crackers on the prepared baking sheet and using a toothpick poke a hole in the center of each one.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until they just start to brown.
  • Store in an airtight container. These are best eaten the day you bake them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Oooh, yummy! Homemade crackers are so good and I am sure that spicy kick adds something extra special!

  2. Reply

    These look so good. I’m going to make these for my kids. I’m sure they’re going to love them. They’ll like the spiciness. Found this via #PitStop.

    1. Reply

      Thank you for stopping by, Katy!

  3. Reply

    I would never thought of making my own cheese crackers! They look good. I wonder if they’d work with vegan cheese :-). I may have to try and let you know. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    1. Reply

      Please do let me know if they work with vegan cheese. Thank you for stopping by, Debbie!

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