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Gruyère Cheese Shortbread Crackers

This recipe from the English Thermomix Basic Cookbook is "the recipe" for the best shortbread cheese crackers you will make. The addition of the pepper spice choice is important. Irresistible!

Course Crackers
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36 crackers
Author Valerie Lugonja via Thermomix Basic Cookbook


  • 200 grams Edam or Gruyere cheese cut into pieces
  • 200 grams flour
  • 120 grams butter chilled, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Piment d'Espelette OR ancho chili chilpotle chili, etc…Spanish smoky paprika
  • cumin seeds for sprinkling (optional)
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Place cheese into mixing bowl; chop for 10 seconds at speed 7
  2. Add flour, butter, egg and salt; mix for 30 seconds at speed 4
  3. Remove dough from mixing bowl; place on a long sheet of cling film and shape a thin log (approx. 40 cm long, Ø 4 cm)
  4. Wrap log in cling film and refrigerate until firm enough to cut into slices (2 hours)
  5. Preheat oven to 355°F; line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside
  6. Cut dough log into thin slices (3 mm thick); place slices onto prepared baking tray, sprinkle with cumin or sesame seeds
  7. 6, Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown; cool on a cooling rack before serving or storing in air-tight container