Sesame Cheese Crackers Recipe
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Sesame Cheese Crackers Recipe

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These tasty homemade crackers are irresistible! Enjoy them with soups, or munch on them all by themselves. Cayenne pepper adds a bit of a kick.—Margaret J. Inlow, Joliet, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:77 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 77 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 6 to 7-1/2 teaspoons ice water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 cracker: 23 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk flour, salt and cayenne; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese and sesame seeds. Combine 3 teaspoons water and soy sauce; stir into dry ingredients with a fork. Stir in enough remaining water until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 14x11-in. rectangle. Cut into 2x1-in. strips. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 77 crackers.
Originally published as Sesame Cheese Crackers in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p61

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lsteen User ID: 1476423 171949
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"These are delicious and easy to make. I challenge you to eat just 2 or 3. They are addictive! I found 11 - 12 min. baking time was enough. I used 1/8 tsp. of cayenne which is just enough kick for me. Thank you for this recipe."

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