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Cheese Crackers for the Game Night

Buttery Cheese Crackers with a Hint of Smoked Paprika

Somewhere in between a cracker and a cheese puff, these little squares of buttery joy never last long in our house! Packed full of cheese and subtly flavoured with smoked paprika, they make a delicious snack to have whenever you're feeling peckish. Try our Cheese Crackers and let us know what you think!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Chilling Time: 15 mins
Total Time 51 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 110 crackers
Calories 16 kcal


  • 125 g plain flour
  • 5 g cornflour about 1.5 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 85 g salted butter fridge cold, cubed
  • 170 g mature cheddar coarsely grated
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water


  • Chill all your ingredients in the fridge up until you're ready to use them.
  • Place plain flour, smoked paprika, cornflour and cubed butter in your food processor and whizz for 10 seconds until you have coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Add the grated cheddar and process for another 10 seconds. Put 2 tbsp of cold water and pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand, add another half of a tbsp, if the mixture looks very dry.
  • Tip the mixture onto a workspace and knead just enough to bring it together into a ball. Flatten it out a bit, wrap in clingfilm and pop into the fridge fir 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C Fan.
  • Divide the dough into two. Roll out each piece into a square about 3-4mm thick, then cut into neat squares (a pizza cutter works great here). Arrange the squares onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Prick each square with a fork.
  • Bake for approx 16 minutes rotating the trays midway through making. Let the crackers cool down before eating them.
  • These Flaky cheese crackers will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days, if they last that long.


Calories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 39IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheddar and Smoked Paprika Crackers, Cheddar Cracker Recipe, Cheese Crackers, Cheese Puffs, Crackers with Smoked Paprika
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