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Spicy Ranch Cheddar Crackers

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword crackers
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Cherry on My Sundae


  • cup all-purpose flour (99 grams)
  • cup whole wheat flour (49 grams)
  • ¼ cup butter, cold, cut into small pieces (57 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
  • ¼ cup ice cold water
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar


  • Make the dough for the crackers. In a food processor, pulse together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, butter, salt, and cheddar until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the cold water and pulse just until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Lightly dust a clean work counter with flour. Roll out the cracker dough until it's paper-thin, about 1/16 inch thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheets. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 1-inch square crackers. If desired, use the blunt end of a toothpick to make a small hole in the center. Bake the crackers for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Separate the crackers and place them in a large bowl. Mix the melted butter with chili powder, cayenne, onion powder, dried parsley, dried dill, garlic powder, and sugar. Drizzle the seasoned butter over the crackers, tossing to coat. Microwave the crackers for 3 minutes, tossing every minute.
  • Spread the crackers on clean parchment paper in an even layer and let cool completely.