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Aged Cheddar Crackers

Aged Cheddar Crackers: an irresistible, light savoury snack. Homemade crackers are special. These are easy to make and always worth the effort when made for family and friends. 

Course Crackers
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 80 crackers
Author Valerie Lugonja via Daring Bakers


Ingredients for Cracker:

  • 1⅔ cups 400 ml, 235 gm, 8¼ oz all-purpose flour
  • cups 540 ml, 225 gm, 8 oz grated pepper jack cheese, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons 10 ml, 1 gm dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon 2½ ml, 3 gm salt
  • ½ teaspoon 2½ ml, ½ gm black pepper
  • ½ cup 120 ml, 4 fl oz vegetable oil
  • ½ cup 120 ml, 4 fl oz water

Ingredients for Topping:

  • ¼ teaspoon 1¼ ml, 1/8 gm cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon 5 ml, 3 gm kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon 5 ml, 5 gm sugar


  1. Combine topping ingredients; set aside
  2. Add cheese, flour, oregano, salt and pepper to bowl of food processor; pulse to combine (or do this by hand)
  3. Add oil; pulse until consistency is like wet sand
  4. Add enough water for dough to come together
  5. Form dough into two disks; wrap with cling film, refrigerate for several hours or overnight
  6. Heat oven to moderate 325°F, 160°C, gas mark 3
  7. Working with quarter of dough, use rolling pin or pasta machine to roll dough to 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick (if using pasta machine, ensure dough is well floured)
  8. Cut dough strips into cracker shapes using cookie cutter
  9. Transfer to parchment lined cookies sheet; sprinkle with the spice mixture
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until medium golden brown; store in an airtight container
  11. Best eaten within three days (I froze a few bags of them and they also kept in the cupboard, tightly sealed, much longer than three days!)