Homemade Cheez-Its Recipe

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Javier Webb Modified: May 19, 2022
Homemade Cheez-Its Recipe

How To Make Homemade Cheez-Its

Making these classic Cheez-Its at home is as easy as 1-2-3! They’re made with just a few simple ingredients, and tastes just like the store bought crackers.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 8ozsharp cheddar cheese,shredded
  • 1tbspbutter,cold, cut into small pieces
  • 3tbspshortening
  • 1tspkosher salt,or sea salt
  • 1cupflour
  • 2tbspice cold water
  • tsppaprika


  1. With a mixer in medium speed, combine the cheese, butter, shortening, and salt in a bowl.

  2. Add in the flour and paprika, then mix on low.

  3. Add the water in a slow stream just until dough forms a ball.

  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, then refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  6. On a well floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin square, less than ⅛-inches.

  7. With a pastry wheel, cut the dough into 1-inch squares.

  8. Use a skewer or toothpick to poke a hole in the center of each square.

  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown at the edges.

  10. Transfer the crackers to a cooling rack, then allow to cool.

  11. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 302.98kcal
  • Fat: 21.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.17g
  • Trans Fat: 1.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.43g
  • Fiber: 0.58g
  • Sugar: 0.17g
  • Protein: 11.27g
  • Cholesterol: 43.64mg
  • Sodium: 244.59mg
  • Calcium: 259.16mg
  • Potassium: 52.68mg
  • Iron: 0.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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