Cheddar Cheese Snaps
30 min
1 hr 20 min


8 ounces (2 cups) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon ice water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all ingredients in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Pulse until smooth and well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Roll out dough, one ball at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) on lightly floured surface to 9x7-inch rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into 1-inch squares with fluted pastry cutter. Place squares, 1/2 inch apart, onto ungreased baking sheet.

  4. STEP 4

    Punch hole in center of each cracker, using standard drinking straw. Place baking sheet into refrigerator 10 minutes to chill dough.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 12-15 minutes or until crackers are light golden brown around edges. Immediately loosen crackers from pan. Cool completely on pan.

Tip #1

- This recipe is very easy to mix into a smooth dough when using a food processor. If you do not have a food processor, use a hand mixer or mix dough by hand.

Tip #2

> - If you don’t have a fluted pastry cutter, crackers can be cut with pizza cutter or knife.


1.5Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
25Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  July 10, 2017

I had these about a year ago and they were fantastically buttery. I'm still thinking about them. Thank you for sharing this amazing version one of my favorite snacks. The only thing I would change is the cooking length -- i like my cheese-its TOASTY.

— says Georgia Burdell
  October 26, 2015

I made these snaps & love them but do not know how to store to keep them crisp. I put in a plastic bag & then had to put them in a glass dish. I made need to bake a little longer to make them more crisp. Please advise .

— says Lina
Test Kitchen Comment October 27, 2015

Hi Lina - baking them long enough until they are crisp is very important. If you would like to retain the crispy texture, we would suggest keeping them loosely covered in a glass baking dish. Hope this helps!

— says mallory
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