Giant Copycat Cheeze-Its recipe

Dish Info

Giant Copycat Cheez-Its are a homemade version of the beloved snack cracker, featuring a sharp cheddar flavor and a perfectly crispy texture. These oversized crackers are made with simple ingredients and are great for satisfying your cheesy cravings or serving at parties.


2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) 1/4 teaspoon paprika 2-3 tablespoons cold water Coarse salt, for sprinkling

step 1

Prepare Dough:In a food processor, pulse together cheddar cheese, flour, butter, salt, and paprika until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cold water, one tablespoon at a time.

step 2

Chill Dough:Shape the dough into a flat disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to make it easier to roll out.

step 3

Roll Out Dough:Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to about 1/8 inch thick, ensuring it's even for consistent baking.

step 4

Prepare for Baking:Cut the dough into large squares (about 2 inches each) using a pizza cutter or knife. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet, poke a hole in each with a toothpick

step 5

Bake and Cool:Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the crackers are golden brown and crispy. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.