These cheesy everything crackers are literally everything you could want in a savory snack. They’re salty, crunchy, cheesy, buttery, and easy to whip up any old time!
1 C all-purpose flour
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
4 T cold, unsalted butter
cut into small cubes
½ C sharp cheddar cheese, grated
¼ C pecorino romano cheese, grated
¼ C half and half, plus 1 tablespoon
2 T Everything Bagel Spice
Preheat oven to 350.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Add the butter and pulse 5-7 more times or until butter is incorporated into flour and no large pieces remain. It should look like coarse meal. Add the cheddar and pecorino and pulse a couple more times until combined. With the machine running, stream in 1/4 cup of the half and half until the mixture comes together in a ball. Divide the ball in half.
Take one half and roll out to 1/16th inch, between two sheets of parchment paper. Transfer dough, along with bottom piece of parchment to a rimmed baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to cut out 2×2 inch crackers and use a fork to prick each one a few times. Brush the crackers lightly with the remaining half and half and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the everything bagel spice. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes or until crackers are a light golden brown. Let them cool completely before breaking crackers apart – they will continue to crisp up as they sit. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Feel free to substitute a different cheese in for cheddar or pecorino here, but make sure to pick a relatively dry one. Parm, gruyere, or an aged gouda are all great options.
If you don’t have access to a store bought everything bagel spice, you can make your own. Here’s a great recipe.
These will be a little soft straight out of the oven, but will continue to crisp up as they cool. I prefer to let them cool directly on the pan.
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