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Homemade Cheese Crackers (Baby and Toddler Friendly)

Homemade Cheese Crackers with ricotta and cheddar cheese, a delicious savoury snack with only 4 ingredients that will be a big hit at any party. And baby and toddler friendly too.

Overhead shot of a white bowl of Homemade Cheese Crackers

Christmas is coming, and our to-do list is becoming never ending. So much to do, not enough time. Especially if you have 2 toddlers who seem to be running on batteries all day long. And trust me, the day is long!

It might sound like a cliché, but when you are stretched from pillar to post, you get to appreciate when one thing is ticked off your to-do list.

Everybody loves chocolatey desserts, all sorts of christmassy sweet treats, but, if you are a savoury kind of person, then a good snack in a must, not matter the occasion.

Just to have something to nibble on while the dinner is getting ready, or even while you enjoy a drink.

And these cheese crackers are just what we need. Way better than any store-bought cheesy straws or whatever, they are absolutely delicious, and toddler-friendly too. Not a trace of margarine or any such nastiness added.

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make Homemade Cheese Crackers

How do you make homemade cheese crackers?

These bites must be the easiest to whip up. All you need is equal amounts of only 4 ingredients: butter, cheddar cheese, ricotta and flour.

And, bonus point, you can make them with the kids, they will love getting their hands messy.

  • in a bowl, add the flour, grated cheddar, cubed butter and ricotta, and knead well into a dough.

Do make sure the butter is fully incorporated, otherwise the crackers won’t bake evenly.

  • chill in the fridge for at least one hour

This step is super important, otherwise the crackers will flatten out while baking and won’t hold a nice shape.

  • keep an eye on them, they should be ready in 10 minutes depending on the size of the cookie cutter used

Use any cookie cutter shape you have, but make sure they have pretty much the same size, otherwise they baking time will be different.

The star cookie cutter I have is rather small, so the crackers were ready in about 10 minutes, but if you use a bigger cutter, you might need to leave them for 2-3 minutes longer.

Overhead shot of a white bowl of Homemade Cheese Crackers

Do I need a food processor to make crackers?

You don’t even need a food processor for this, everything can be done by hand super quickly. All you need is equal amounts of each ingredient, and job done.

Kneading the dough won’t take long, but do make sure the ingredients are well combined to ensure even baking.

Are these crackers baby and toddler-friendly?

Absolutely! There is no refined sugar added, no added salt, no processed ingredients. If you make them for babies, make sure the butter is unsalted, otherwise butter salted can be used.

These crackers are way better than any store-bough baby crackers and biscuits which have lots of hidden ingredients added.

Overhead shot of a bowl of Homemade Cheese Crackers with 4 crackers on the side

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5 from 2 votes
Homemade Cheese Crackers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chilling time
1 hr
Total Time
20 mins
 

Homemade Cheese Crackers with ricotta and cheddar cheese, a delicious snack that will be the star of any party. 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: snacks for toddlers
Servings: 30 crackers
Calories: 55 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 100 g plain flour (all purpose)
  • 100 g ricotta
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, ricotta, grated cheddar and the butter cut into cubes.

  2. Use your hands to mix everything well and knead into a dough, making sure the butter is fully incorporated.

  3. Wrap the dough up with clingfilm, then refrigerate for at least one hour.

  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).

  5. Roll the dough with a rolling pin sprinkling flour to avoid the dough from sticking, then use a cookie cutter to cup up shapes. You will need to line 2 baking trays with perchament paper.

  6. Bake one tray at a time for about 10 minutes or until golden.

  7. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cheese Crackers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Robyn Harmon
    January 28, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Instead of flour, I would like to use coconut flour. Do you know the amount of coconut flour that I would be able to use instead of the flour?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      January 28, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! I’m afraid I have not used coconut flour before, so I am unsure what texture you get if you use it. I assume you will need more flour, since the coconut one is not as dense as a wheat flour. I would start with a cup of coconut flour, and add more until you get a dough that can easily be rolled and cut into differnt shapes.

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