Cheese Wafers (Makes 3-4 dozen depending on the size of your cookie cutters)

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free


  • 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, plus additional for sprinkling
  • raw pecan halves, or other nut of preference (optional)


1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and combine (dough may be a bit crumbly, but it will stick together).

2. Remove all the dough to a piece of parchment or waxed paper and shape into a thick flat circle. Cover with waxed paper and refrigerate for one hour or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

4. Open waxed paper and roll out dough on it into a 1/4 inch-thick piece.

5. Take small cookie cutters and cut out into shapes (you could also take an empty plastic medicine bottle to make circle shaped crackers. Just make sure you clean out the bottle thoroughly first.).

6. Place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with a silpat or parchment paper). Add pecans or other nut on top (if preferred) and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes before removing.

7. Serve.

*Gluten Free- use the same amount of gluten free flour. They turn out amazing!