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Cheddar Sesame Crackers

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling time:1 hr
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Servings: 64 crackers


  • 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter unsalted, cold, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg wash (1 beaten egg with 1 teaspoon water)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • Add shredded cheese, flour, cornstarch, salt, and cayenne to the bowl of a food processor. Close and blend until combined, about 15 seconds. Add cubed cold butter and process until mixture resembles wet sand and butter is in teeny pieced.
  • Turn processor on and drizzle in cold water. Process until dough forms, about 10-15 seconds. Turn off. Split dough into two halves and form each half into a square of dough. Wrap eat with plastic wrap and chill until more firm. at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove one square from the fridge and place onto clean counter dusted with a little flour. Using a rolling pin, roll square until each edge is 9-inches long. Trim the edges so they are smooth, making an 8-inch square. Brush the dough with egg wash and sprinkle with half of the sesame seeds.
  • Cut square into 8 strips. Cut each strip into four rectangles. Pierce each rectangle with a fork about 4 times. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven for about 18 minutes or until the tops just begin to brown. Repeat with other square of dough.
  • Let the crackers cool completely before serving.