These easy baked Cheese Crackers are a great alternative to boxed crackers to enjoy while eating low carb, keto, Trim Healthy Mama, and/or gluten-free. With just a handful of ingredients, you can have homemade crackers in about 30 minutes. My kids love these and I love that they are made with wholesome ingredients.
Cheese Crackers – Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, THM S
Whenever I take my kids to the store their eyes bulge at the sight of the prepackaged lunch packs. You know the ones. They have crackers, little slices of meat and cheese, and candy or cookies. I’ll be honest and admit I have purchased them once or twice as a special treat but they are expensive and lacking in nutrition. You get 4 or 5 ounces for $1.50. At $6 a pound, you can buy much, much healthier and tastier food.
I made this recipe a couple years ago after one of those shopping trips. I put the crackers in one side of a small snack container and cheese and meat in the other. It looked just like one of the store-bought lunches.
But when I first shared this recipe I had it grouped together with my Cheese Crisps and I thought these really deserved their own post.
This recipe is easy enough for the kids to help with. You just mix softened butter and cream cheese with the dry ingredients in a big bowl with a wooden spoon. Then you roll out the dough and cut with a pizza cutter. You could also use cookie cutters to make cute shapes. This cheese crackers recipe is a refreshing alternative to sugar cookies to get the kids working in the kitchen. I remember rolling out cookies and pie crust with my grandmother and they are some of my fondest memories of her.
To be honest, (again) I don’t have nearly as much patience with my children and my rolling pin. I try to let them help in the kitchen, as a learning experience, but don’t brave cookie cutters and floury messes all that often.
Here are the cheese crisps that use the same dough! You can make a double batch and make both. The cheese crisps are just the dough pressed through a cookie press.
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon in a medium bowl. It should come together easily if the butter and cream were at room temperature. I kneaded it with my hands for a few minutes to make sure it was mixed thoroughly.
- Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Remove the top piece. Cut with a pizza cutter into squares. If desired brush with extra melted butter and sprinkle with a tiny bit of garlic powder.
- Bake for 15-20 min out until golden brown.