If you’re anything like me, you will love cheddar cheese crackers too! They’re crunchy, cheesy and just make the perfect snack. A lot of the boxed ones have preservatives, so you might want to make this homemade cracker recipe yourself. You will LOVE these rosemary and cheddar crackers! They are an easy cracker recipe if you are looking for some homemade cheese bites.
I love that these rosemary and cheddar crackers are so easy to make. You don’t need many ingredients to make these – just flour, cheese, eggs, oil, rosemary, and chilli powder.
These homemade cheese bites are simple to prepare. Everything is combined to make the dough. You can then roll it out and use a pizza cutter or pastry wheel to make little squares. They take about 20 minutes to cook, although if you give them a few extra minutes they come out crunchier.
For a homemade cracker recipe, this one is pretty easy, and you will love the aromatic taste of rosemary in there. They taste so fresh and their crunchy texture is amazing. It’s hard to stop nibbling at them actually!
Why Do Crackers Have Holes?
Have you ever wondered why crackers have holes in them? That’s true of many crackers from the ones you buy to this homemade cracker recipe.
Well, these holes are known as docking holes, and their purpose is to stop bubbles growing and bursting which would make the crackers misshapen.
Commercially, a docker is a machine that makes the holes to let air escape. In this homemade cheddar cheese crackers recipe though, you just need a fork to make them. The holes keep the rosemary and cheddar crackers crispy and thin.
What to Serve with an Easy Cracker Recipe
So you’ve made your crunchy crackers. What are you going to have them with? Well, these can be eaten by themselves but they are also really good for dipping, and any dip that goes with cheese will be good with these.
They’d be good with some tomato sauce and a shrimp, or sliced tomatoes and fresh basil. These cheddar cheese crackers could be paired with a little goat’s cheese and either pepper jelly or honey.
Salami or chorizo and cucumber are another homemade cheese bites topping idea, or how about hummus and half an olive on each one? Add the toppings just before serving so they don’t get a chance to go soggy.
Really the ideas for serving these rosemary and cheddar crackers are endless. You might even want to make some if you’re having a wine and cheese evening with the girls!
Homemade Cracker Recipe Tips
The dough should be a good consistency to roll out, so if it’s sticky when mixing, you can add more flour. Only add a little at a time though, because adding too much will make it dry and too crumbly.
Roll out the dough in an even layer so the crackers will be the same thickness. This doesn’t have to be totally exact, since homemade crackers are supposed to look rustic anyway, but it does ensure they cook evenly.
Keep your eye on these cheddar cheese crackers when they are getting to the end of the cooking time. You will be able to see when they are golden brown. At this point you can either take them out of the oven or give them up to five more minutes to make them extra crisp.
Let these homemade cheese bites cool down on a cooling rack and then you can store them in an airtight container. They will be fine for six or seven days, but go a bit softer each day.
Cheddar Cheese Crackers: Some Variations
This easy cracker recipe can be tweaked if you want to change it up. Cheddar cheese works well in these, either sharp or mild, but you can use another kind of cheese. Gruyere works well, as would parmesan. You could also combine more than one type of cheese.
Take a look to see what you have in the refrigerator. Pretty much anything goes. You could even grate a block of cheese yourself rather than buying it shredded.
As for the rosemary, try basil instead. Even cilantro would work if you’re using a spicy cheese or adding a little chilli powder to the dough. Get creative and try mixing and matching some different cheeses and herbs to see which you prefer.
Rosemary Cheddar Cheese Cracker Recipe
Rosemary Cheddar Cheese Crackers
- 1 Cup flour all purpose
- 1 Cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- rosemary fresh
- chili powder fresh ground
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
- Chop the fresh rosemary and place it in the bowl with the rest of the ingredients
- Mix all in soft dough. If it’s still sticky, add few tablespoons all purpose flour.
- Roll out the dough on parchment paper and cut it in small squares with pizza slicer. Using fork make holes in each piece.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Bake 5 more minutes to make them more crunchy.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
If you make a batch of these rosemary and cheddar crackers, you could put them in a jar with a pretty ribbon around it as a gift. If you often make cakes or cookies for gifts, these cheddar cheese crackers will make a change. And I have yet to meet anyone who isn’t crazy for a homemade cracker recipe!
Let me know if you try these rosemary and cheddar crackers! They are an easy cracker recipe if you are looking for some homemade cheese bites. So YUM!