Homemade Cheez Its

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These crackers are irresistible! They’re so delicious that we end up making a really big batch every time. You only need 5 ingredients to whip up these tasty treats, and guess what? One batch yields almost 200 crackers! No weird preservatives, just basic ingredients you probably have in your kitchen – flour, cheese, butter, salt, and milk. Picture this: homemade Cheez-Its that are cheesy, crispy, and salty, just like the real deal. And the best part? They’re a breeze to make with just 5 ingredients and a super easy process.

Homemade Cheez Its

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 200 crackers


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold whole milk


  • Preheat your oven to 325˚F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Toss the cheese, flour, and salt into a food processor. Pulse it a few times. Add in the butter and pulse until the dough is crumbly.
  • Pour in the cold milk, pulse a few more times. The dough won’t form a ball, but it should come together when you press it between your fingers.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll it out into a big, thin rectangle – thinner than ⅛-inch to account for puffing during baking.
  • Use a knife, pizza cutter, or fluted pastry wheel to slice it into 1-inch squares. Poke a hole through each cracker with the flat end of a skewer. Sprinkle with more salt.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until they’re a deep golden brown at the bottom. Too light and they won’t be crispy. Let them cool completely before indulging!


  • For a gluten-free version, some have tried it, but results may vary in crispiness.
  • Use unsalted butter; if using salted, cut the salt amount in half.
  • Opt for coarse kosher salt.
  • Shred your own cheese for the best results.
  • Roll it out super thin to avoid puffing into almost squares. Enjoy your homemade Cheez-Its!

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