Monterey Jack Cheese Crackers Recipe

Take lunch time (and snack time) up a notch with these delicious Monterey Jack Cheese Crackers. Perfect for students of all ages, these homemade crackers taste even better than your favorite cheesy store-bought snack. While we used Monterey jack cheese here, you could also use any firm cheese you’d like, like Colby Jack or Cheddar.
Makes: About 9-1/2 dozen
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare cookie pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In bowl of food processor, pulse cheese, flour, butter, salt, onion powder and paprika until well-combined and crumbly. Add milk and process until mixture forms a ball.

Step 3

On well-floured surface, roll out dough 1/8 in. thick. Cut out shapes with 1 in. cutter. Scraps may be re-rolled once.

Step 4

Bake 12-14 minutes or until crackers are golden brown.

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Monterey Jack cheese

8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)

all-purpose flour

1 cup all-purpose flour (plus additional for dusting)

cold butter

1/4 cup cold butter (1/2 stick, cut into 1/2 in. pieces)


1/4 teaspoon salt

onion powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder


1/4 teaspoon paprika


2 tablespoons milk

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