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Gluten Free Cheez Its

Sandi Gaertner
Crispy gluten free cheese crackers that are a copycat flavor to Cheez Its. Easy step by step directions to make this popular snack.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 286 kcal


  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese mild or sharp
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt for sprinkling over the crackers

Optional Additional Seasoning:

  • teaspoon onion powder


  • Add all of your ingredients to a food processor. You want the cheese to get cut up into fine pieces so mixing by hand is not going to have the same effect.
  • Blend the ingredients on medium speed for about 30 seconds. If your dough isn't easy to work with, it is possible your gluten free flour blend is starchier than what I used. If that is the case a tiny bit more water will help.
  • Preheat your oven to 375º F.
  • Place your cheese cracker dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Dust your rolling pin with some gluten free flour to prevent sticking.
  • Roll the dough out as thinly as you can where you can still move the cut pieces of cracker. Use a pizza cutting wheel or pasta cutter to make cracker square or rectangle shapes.
  • You can also use mini sized cookie cutters to cut out shapes like goldfish!
  • After you cut the crackers out, use the pizza wheel to gently move each cracker so there is distance between them all. This will prevent them from sticking together as they bake.
  • Use a chopstick to poke a hole into each unbaked cracker. Sprinkle the crackers with coarse salt. If you are trying to be low sodium, you can skip this step.
  • Bake the crackers for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add ½ teaspoon.
  3. I love using sharp cheddar best, but you can use mild. White cheddar will give a slightly different flavor, and it will not turn out with that famous Cheez It orange color.
  4. Because these crackers have no preservatives, they should keep around 2-3 days in an air-tight container. My guess is they will be eaten up much quicker than that though :-).


Serving: 1personCalories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 12gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 883mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 612IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 289mgIron: 1mg
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