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Football Cheddar Crackers

Category

Appetizers

Servings

3 ½ dozen (3-by-1 ½-inch) crackers or 14 servings

These Football Cheddar Crackers are a perfect game day recipe for any crowd. Enjoy this free downloadable Game Day cookbook now.


You can use any shape cookie cutter, but it’s hard to beat footballs, especially on game day. Football season is a great time for getting together with friends and family, which means that it’s time to start thinking “healthy snacks” for game day. While chips, soda and chicken wings are really tasty, it’s important to eat healthy, even when you’re watching your favorite team. Consider making this cheddar cracker recipe as a snack, since it’s light, relatively healthy and quite tasty. This particular recipe makes for about three and a half dozen crackers or roughly 14 servings. After making these crackers, please feel free to rate and review them—we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Also, do try and share this recipe on Facebook and Twitter too. We can’t wait to see what your friends and family have to say about this delicious snack!


As far as football game snacks go, these football cheddar crackers are simple to make. In order to make these crackers, you’ll need one cup of King Arthur unbleached all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of ground red pepper (or a similar spice) eight tablespoons of Cabot Salted Butter, one large egg and eight ounces of Cabot Sharp Cheddar. When making these crackers, please remember to line your baking sheet with parchment or a light coating of butter. Then after mixing all the ingredients together, beat and blend the dough for roughly one to two minutes. These crackers will be ready after only eight to ten minutes, so they can be made on game day relatively easily. Try pairing them with this amazing recipe for hummus or our hot broccoli dip!


Cabot Creamery is a family dairy cooperative of over 800 farms throughout New England and New York. We’re confident that you and your family will love this cheddar cracker recipe because of the tasty Cabot Sharp Cheddar that’s used for this snack. After making this dish, please feel free to share your thoughts on your favorite social media channels. Also, don’t forget to rate and review these crackers!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), or more to taste (or your favorite herb or spice)
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) Cabot Salted Butter

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)

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Directions

  1. LINE baking sheets with parchment or coat lightly with butter.
  2. MIX together, in medium bowl, flour, baking powder and cayenne or other seasoning with whisk or fork. Cut butter into small pieces and distribute throughout flour mixture.
  3. BEAT or blend flour and butter together with food processor, electric mixer with paddle attachment, pastry blender or your fingertips, until butter is well incorporated.
  4. ADD egg and beat or blend for 1 to 2 minutes longer until medium-firm dough is formed. Add cheese and beat or blend for another minute or two until incorporated.
  5. PRESS dough into rectangle, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in freezer for about 30 minutes.
  6. PREHEAT oven to 375ºF.
  7. UNWRAP dough and place on lightly floured work surface. Roll out into 1/8-inch-thick (or thinner) layer. With football-shaped cookie cutter*, cut out crackers and place on prepared baking sheets.
  8. BAKE crackers for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool on baking sheets, then store in tightly covered container for up to one week.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
159
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
12 grams
18%
Saturated Fat
7 grams
35%
Cholesterol
48 milligrams
16%
Sodium
171 milligrams
7%
Carbs
8 grams
3%
Fiber
0.5 grams
2%
Protein
5.5 grams
Calcium
121 milligrams
12%