Chive Cheese Crackers

These can't-stop-at-one healthy crackers are like cheesy shortbread cookies. The texture is slightly crisp on the edges and a bit tender in the center.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
48 crackers


  • 5 ounces Boursin, at room temperature

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour

  • Poppy seeds or chopped nuts for garnish


  1. Place Boursin in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add Parmesan, butter, salt and pepper and beat just to combine. Add egg and chives; beat to combine. Add all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour and mix at low speed, adding more all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a cohesive dough forms (it should have the feel of soft Play-Doh).

  2. Divide the dough in half and shape each piece into a 6-inch log, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the logs tightly in plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 1 hour, or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Spread a layer of seeds or nuts, if using, on a rimmed baking sheet. Roll the chilled logs firmly in the seeds to coat. Slice into even 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake one pan of crackers at a time, rotating the pan halfway, until light golden around the edges and browned on the bottom, 12 to 16 minutes. Let cool completely on the pan on a wire rack, about 20 minutes.


To make ahead: Refrigerate dough logs (Steps 1-2) for up to 3 days. Store crackers airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size about 4 crackers
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Vitamin A 195IU 4%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 27mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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