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Slice & Bake Savoury Icebox Crackers

It’s satisfying to have a stash of something delicious in your freezer, ready to go when an occasion calls for something fresh from the oven. These cheesy crackers are perfect with wine and totally customizable: swap cheeses, nuts and herbs or spices to suit your taste (or use up the bits of cheese in your fridge). Try 1/2 tsp cumin seed or fennel seed or 1/4 tsp smoked paprika in place of the fresh herbs.

Slice & Bake Savoury Icebox Crackers

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  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary, thyme or sage (optional)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup butter, chopped into pieces
  • ¼-½ cup grated aged cheddar, Parmesan, Gruyère or other flavourful cheese
  • ¼ cup half & half or milk

How to Make It


In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, nuts, herbs or spices and salt; pulse to combine.


Add the butter and cheese and pulse until well blended and crumbly.


Add the cream or milk and pulse just until the dough comes together in a ball.


Shape the dough into a log, wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (or for up to a week) or freeze for up to 6 months.


When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F.


Slice the dough 1/8-inch thick (if it’s frozen it will need to stand at room temperature for a bit to make it easier to slice) and place on an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet.


Bake for 10-12 minutes, until pale golden around the edges. Makes about 2 dozen crackers.

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