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Baked Homemade Parmesan Cheese Crackers

These homemade parmesan cheese crackers are crisp, nutty, buttery and makes a great snack or serve with soups.

a metal basket with baked parmesan crackers.

Kids love snacking – Sugary, salty, crispy, crunchy. Other favorite kid friendly bites include Parmesan bread bites, Mushrooms stuffed with Cream Cheese, BBQ chicken meatballs or homemade garlic knots.

This parmesan crackers taste very similar to the yellow, square cheese crackers that kids love. But, homemade. But, grown up kids enjoy them too. 

Homemade Parmesan Crackers Recipe

  • Simple
  • 4 easy steps
  • Baked
  • Cut into any shape
  • Made without eggs or ranch
  • Perfect snacking
  • Make ahead

Main ingredients

Flour – Regular unbleached all purpose flour

Parmesan cheese – Pre shredded parm or grate fresh

Spices – Garlic powder, oregano and parsley

Dairy – Butter and milk

homemade cheese crackers sticks.

 homemade parmesan cheese crackers

Method

It is easily made in the food processor –

Step-1: Process flour, parmesan, salt, garlic powder, oregano and parsley for 15 seconds. 

Step-2: Add chopped cold butter and process for 10 seconds, followed by milk and pulse to mix in.

Step-3: Shape into a smooth disc, roll and cut into squares.

Step-4: Bake at 375 degrees until golden in color.

homemade crackers with parmesan cheese on a black board.

Expert tips

Parmesan Cheese – We used pre shredded parmesan cheese from refrigerated section. Do not use the fake kind from the pasta isle. 

Measure milk with a dry 1/4-cup measure to be very accurate.

Can I make these without food processor? If you do not own a food processor, then grind the dry ingredients in a blender to make a powder and then transfer into a large bowl. Mix chopped cold butter with your finger tips until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in milk with a spoon to form a dough.

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Variations

  1. Mix in coarsely ground black pepper
  2. Use a mix of parm and shredded cheddar cheeses
  3. Switch up the herbs
  4. Add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick

How to serve cheese crackers?

  1. These are delicious plain as a snack.
  2. Serve with a delicious dip like beer cheese dip, spinach and artichoke dip, broccoli cheese dip, artichoke gruyere dip, spinach dip, tzatziki or smoked salmon dip.
  3. Serve with soups like Vegan tomato soup, Instant pot tomato soup or Tuscan shrimp soup
  4. If you are planning a cheeseboard, I hope you make these. You can cut into long 1-inch strips for a dramatic presentation. 

How to store?

Garlic cheese Crackers can be stored in a air tight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days.

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4.62 from 13 votes

Baked Homemade Parmesan Cheese Crackers

These homemade parmesan cheese crackers are crisp, nutty, buttery and makes a great snack or serve with soups.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked parmesan crackers, parmesan cheese crackers, parmesan crackers, parmesan crackers recipe
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Other ingredients

  • 4 tablepsoons unsalted butter, cold, sliced
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • additional flour, for rolling the dough

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add all dry ingredients into a food processor. Process for 15 seconds. 
  • Add sliced cold butter, process for 10 seconds. 
  • Add milk ( To be exact, measure milk with a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup instead of a liquid measuring cup). Process dough until it begins to gather together (about 20 seconds). 
  • Dump dough one the kitchen counter, gently give 2-3 kneads to make dough into a smooth, flat, square disc. 
  • Lightly dust the counter with some all purpose flour and roll dough (dust the top with some flour too) into a 12 X 12 inch square. Move dough often to ensure it does not stick to the counter and lightly dust with more flour if it starts sticking. 
  • Cut into 1 X 1 inch squares ( I used a ruler and pizza wheel). Transfer squares onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1/2-inch apart (crackers will not expand while baking). 
  • Bake crackers (in the middle rack of the oven) for 23-26 minutes or until golden in color ( DON’T LET THEM TURN DARKER). 
    Place pan on a wire rack to cool comleteely. 
  • Crackers can be stored in an airtight conrtiner for 3-4 days. 

Recipe slightly modified from Parmesan cream crackers.

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Recipe Rating




CL

Monday 4th of April 2022

Time to bake is way too long. It should be 15-18 minutes at 375 instead.

Ginger MacLean

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

These turned out perfectly! They were delicious and easy to make! Will definitely make these again!

Maria Doss

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Sounds wonderful, Maria

Linda

Monday 10th of August 2020

Needs more mpisture and overcooked at 23 minutes.

Maria Doss

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Hi Linda, I'm so sorry that the crackers burned. If it needed more moisture then the dough wouldn't have held together for you to be able to shape and cut into crackers. Did that part work well?

Jia

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Hi! I don't have a food processor (only a hand blender), is there anything else I can use for mixing? Thanks!

Maria Doss

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Hi Jia, The food processor plays a vital role in bringing the dough together with as little moisture/gluten formation as possible, which results in a tender buttery cracker. However, here are the steps in making the cracker without a food processor - 1. If you have any sort of dry grinder (like Nutri bullet or spice grinder), then process the parmesan with 1/2 of the flour, until it is as finely ground as possible. Transfer all this into a large bowl and stir in remaining dry ingredients. 2. Add the cold butter (chopped into small cubes) and mix with your fingertips, until the butter is fully incorporated into the flour. (Try not the mix too much, since the warmth from the hands will begin to melt the butter). So, mix until you no longer feel visible chunks of butter. 3. Add cold milk and mix with a spoon until it begins to form a dough. 4. Using your hands, gently give 2-3 kneads to make dough into a smooth, flat, square disc. Proceed to step 6 in the recipe Hope it helps:)

Darshana

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

Great recipe. Can I replace butter with oil or home made butter (ghee)??

Maria Doss

Thursday 15th of August 2019

As much as I love ghee, that ghee flavor might not compliment the parmesan cheese. So, I will suggest homemade butter, hope it helps:)