Homemade Apple Butter Cheese Crackers
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Serves: 50-60 crackers
Crisp and cheesy homemade crackers with the fall flavor of apple butter and a little sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Perfect for party snacking, lunchbox treats, or pretty homemade gifts!
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (yellow or white, or a combination)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also lightly mist the baking sheet with cooking spray, but if you do not have parchment paper you may have better luck using and ungreased well-seasoned baking sheet).
  2. Place the cheese, flour, butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and Musselman's Apple Butter in a food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs have formed. Add the water in a little at a time, pulsing briefly in between each addition, just until the dough comes together. (See Note)
  3. Lightly flour a clean work surface and turn the dough out. Divide it in half and roll the dough out to about ⅛" thick (like a pie crust!).
  4. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut the dough into squares, or use a small biscuit cutter for circles (as shown). Use a toothpick or skewer to poke a hole in the center of each cracker (this prevents puffy uneven baking).
  5. Repeat the process with the second half of the dough. Line your crackers up on your prepared baking sheet; they won’t expand like cookies so there’s no need to leave gaps in between.
  6. Combine the 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the unbaked crackers (you'll probably have a little left over).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes; they’ll be just a tad bit golden on top.
  8. Let the crackers cool completely before bagging for gifts or placing in an airtight container.
  9. Best served within 3 days of making.
If you DO NOT have a food processor, whisk together the dry ingredients and then use a cheese grater to shred the cheese and the butter into the dry mixture. Incorporate the apple butter and water with your fingers and just keep mixing/kneading until you have a smooth dough. It will definitely take longer this way but the crackers will work just as well.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/homemade-apple-butter-cheese-crackers/