Homemade Parmesan Crackers

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There's a reason Polly wants a cracker -- because crackers are good! But they're even better when they're homemade. Local bakery owner Mindy Simmons stopped by to share her recipe for Parmesan crackers.

Decadent Creations Bakery: Parmesan Crackers

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour + extra for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely ground Parmesan
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • Coarse salt or whatever you like for sprinkling (optional)


Heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly dust with flour. Put flour, salt, cheese and butter in bowl of a food processor. Pulse until flour and butter are combined. Add the half-and-half and let machine run for a bit until a dough forms.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/4-inch thick or even thinner, adding flour as needed. Cut small crackers with cookie cutters.

Bake until moderately browned, about 12 minutes. Cool on a rack; serve warm or at room temperature or store in a tin for a few days.