These savory rosemary parmesan crackers are perfect for appetizers! They will go great with meat and cheeses. All you need is a food processor and you will be good to go! The rosemary and parmesan will add a great fragrance to your kitchen while they are baking! The crackers are melt-in-your-mouth soft but will hold together for your appetizer.
- food processor
- baking sheet
- round cookie cutter
- parchment paper
- 1 ¼ cup of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon of cracked pepper
- 10 tablespoons of butter at room temperature cut into 5 pieces
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and let blend until the mixture holds together when pressed between your fingers.
- Place the dough mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap and wrap with a little room to roll it out into a 1/2 inch thick square.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Roll out dough to 1/8 inch. Cut cookies out and chill before baking for about 10 minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, rotating the baking tray midway through the baking time. If rolling out to ¼ inch, cook for 13-15 minutes.
Mixing the rosemary parmesan crackers
This couldn’t be easier! Just place all of the ingredients into a food processor and combine! The dough will start to get moist and start to come together after a few minutes. Press the dough between your fingers to check. Refer to the video above to get an idea of how this works.
Next, turn the dough out onto a clean surface. Make sure to check for flour on the bottom of the food processor and just knead any excess into the dough. Wrap the dough into a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a one inch thick square and chill for 30 minutes. Other herbs can be used for the cracker recipe.
Rolling and baking the crackers
To roll the dough to roughly 1/8 inch, I use two paint mixing sticks as a guide. The paint mixing sticks can be picked up at your local home improvement store or hardware store. The same goes for rolling the dough to 1/4 inch thick. I used 1/4 inch square wooden dowels as a guide which can also be picked up at your local home improvement store. Place the square dough in between two pieces of parchment paper, then place the mixing sticks or the dowels on the outside of the parchment paper and then roll. The dowels or sticks will guide the rolling pin to the set height. The video will give you an idea of how this all works.
Bake the crackers for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F if you are rolling to 1/8 inch, and 13-15 minutes if you are rolling to 1/4 inch. Let cool completely before serving or adding any toppings. The picture in this post has sour cream and a piece of smoked salmon on the cracker. Another great idea is a piece of ham from my spiced baked ham recipe. The ham, rosemary, and parmesan will be delicious!