Tasty Alphabet Cheese Crackers Recipe

If your kids love crackers and all things snack-related, then this alphabet cheese crackers recipe is for you too! Check out these yummy preservative-free healthy snacks now.

alphabet cheese crackers
Let’s make these yummy cheese crackers!

Let’s make alphabet cheese crackers recipe

I happen to have a boy and a husband who both love to have snacky-chow around the house. I didn’t want to have them constantly eating sweets, which are my forte, so it was time to branch out into salty snacks. Enter the Cheesy Cracker.

They’re the perfect size for little fingers to grab by the handful and they’re so much better than anything I ever bought at the grocery store.

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alphabet cheese crackers ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy crackers recipe.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar powder  
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar, chilled
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, chilled 
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta, chilled
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

directions to make alphabet cheese crackers recipe

Step 1

Combine the flour, Cheddar powder, cornstarch, salt, turmeric, garlic powder and paprika in a food processor and pulse to combine. 

Step 2

Add the Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and feta and pulse for 30 seconds. Add the butter cubes and pulse for 20 seconds.

Step 3

Add the cold water and pulse until the mixture forms a large ball, about 10 seconds.

Step 4

Remove the dough from the food processor and place it between two 12-by-16-inch sheets of parchment paper.

Step 5

Roll the dough out with a rolling pin so that it fits evenly between the two pieces of parchment.

Step 6

Transfer the dough to a sheet pan and refrigerate for 40 minutes.

Step 7

Gently remove the top layer of parchment. Prick the surface of the dough with the tines of a fork so that it doesn’t puff too much as it bakes.

Step 8

Dip 3-by-2-inch alphabet cutters into flour and stamp out letters but do not remove them. Place the dough on the sheet pan back into the fridge to firm up.

Step 9

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 10

Remove the scored letters from the fridge.

Step 11

Flip the pan onto a flat surface and gently peel off the parchment paper. 

Step 12

Quickly place the letters onto the prepared pans. The scraps can be rerolled by placing the dough between two 6-by-8-inch pieces of parchment paper and chilling them again.

Step 13

Bake the letters for 8 minutes.

Step 14

Rotate the pans and bake until the bottoms are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Allow the crackers to cool on the sheet pans.

Step 15

Serve right away or place into an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

Yield: 3 dozen crackers

Tasty Alphabet Cheese Crackers Recipe

Tasty Alphabet Cheese Crackers Recipe

These alphabet crackers are not just yummy and easy to make but educational too!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar, chilled
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, chilled
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta, chilled
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, Cheddar powder, cornstarch, salt, turmeric, garlic powder, and paprika in a food processor and pulse to combine. 
  2. Add the Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and feta and pulse for 30 seconds. Add the butter cubes and pulse for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the cold water and pulse until the mixture forms a large ball, about 10 seconds.
  4. Remove the dough from the food processor and place it between two 12-by-16-inch sheets of parchment paper.
  5. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin so that it fits evenly between the two pieces of parchment.
  6. Transfer the dough to a sheet pan and refrigerate for 40 minutes.
  7. Gently remove the top layer of parchment. Prick the surface of the dough with the tines of a fork so that it doesn’t puff too much as it bakes.
  8. Dip 3-by-2-inch alphabet cutters into flour and stamp out letters but do not remove them. Place the dough on the sheet pan back into the fridge to firm up.
  9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  10. Remove the scored letters from the fridge.
  11. Flip the pan onto a flat surface and gently peel off the parchment paper.
  12. Quickly place the letters onto the prepared pans. The scraps can be rerolled by placing the dough between two 6-by-8-inch pieces of parchment paper and chilling them again.
  13. Bake the letters for 8 minutes.
  14. Rotate the pans and bake until the bottoms are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Allow the crackers to cool on the sheet pans.
  15. Serve right away or place into an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

So did you try to make this yummy and healthy cheese crackers? What did your kids think?

19 Comments

  1. Those look great. Can’t wait to try them but I have to find the cookie cutters first!

  2. I’m impressed. I think I’m going to pass this to my 18yo daughter to do with my little guys. They will all love it!

  3. Mud Pies For Mommy says:

    Those look like so much fun! My boys would totally love them!!!

  4. YAY! I cant wait to try this! I will have to post my own happenings!
    Happy Friday from the Loop 🙂

  5. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    These look wonderful. I wish I had you gift at baking. Stopping from Mom Loop!

  6. How awesome! I found you on BF Comment follow and I think you’re great. I will definitely back! I have toddlers that are always bored and I saw some really great ideas while browsing here!
    Julie @ Bunches of Bargains

  7. Wonderful idea. My sister gets mad at me for having so much junk food at our house – her children come over almost daily and the first thing they do is head for our kitchen. I used to teach in the church primary so I got used to buying snacks, I think I’ll try the squares first – the letters look like work!

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  8. Thanks so much!

    I am always looking for recipes like this one. I too am trying to cut out as much processed food as I can.

  9. What a great recipe! Thanks for posting this!

  10. Great post! I was just thinking to myself the other day as I grabbed two boxes of name brand cheese crackers off of the shelf that there has GOT to be a healthier way to give my child (and me, I confess!) our cheese cracker fix. I will have to try this for myself!

  11. Oh, these look so fun! I can’t wait to give the recipe a try 🙂 Thanks!

  12. What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for that cookie cutter link. We’ll def. be making these!

  13. These look great, what an awesome fun food to make! karen
    sippy cup central mom

  14. This would make a really great snack for kindergarten or pre-school if your school allows homemade snacks. I can see lots of uses for those alphabet cookie cutters, but this one is really great.

  15. Yum! I have letter cookie cutters, but I think mine might be too big… I’ll need to find these smaller ones. Thanks for sharing!

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