I made the cracker dough in my food processor. The dough came together in a minute. If you don't have a food processor, you can mix the dough by hand or use a stand mixer. The crackers have a little bit of cayenne pepper for a kick. I didn't think they were spicy at all. Feel free to reduce the cayenne or omit it if you are worried about the heat.
This recipe made about 5 dozen crackers. Perfect party food! You can definitely half the recipe or even freeze them baked. I will definitely be making more of these yummy cheesy bacony crackers for Christmas and New Years!
Cheddar Bacon Crackers
adapted from Jo and Sue
4 1/2 dozen
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 cup butter, cold and cubed
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup cooked, chopped bacon pieces
- 1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, baking powder, cayenne, and butter until a crumbly dough forms. Add cheese, bacon and milk. Pulse just until dough forms.
Using a small cookie scoop (1 Tbsp), scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten in a criss-cross pattern with a floured fork.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.