Parmesan, Poppy & Sesame Seed Crackers

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 35min
Makes: 20 crackers
1/2 cup
all purpose flour
125 mL
1/4 cup
grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
60 mL
1/2 tsp
each sugar and dry mustard
2.5 mL
1/8 tsp
baking powder
0.5 mL
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
2.5 mL
1 tbsp
each poppy and sesame seeds, and fresh thyme
15 mL
1 1/2 tbsp
unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
20 mL
3 tbsp
14% sour cream
45 mL
1 tbsp
15 mL
2 tsp
10 mL
Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish
per 1 cracker.
2 g
saturated fat
1 g
3 g
1 g
5 mg
85 mg


  1. Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add butter pieces and with a mixer (can use either a hand mixer or stand mixer) on medium speed combine the mixture until it reaches the texture of coarse cornmeal. Add the sour cream and the water, and mix again on low speed until the mixture comes together.

  2. Transfer the dough onto a large piece of plastic wrap placed on a work surface. Using the plastic wrap, pull the dough tightly together into a flat wide disc. Chill the plastic wrapped disc of dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Roll out the dough thinly between two large pieces of plastic wrap on a clean work surface. Dough should be a scant 1/8” thick or thinner. Using a cookie cutter (either a 2" x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm) square cookie cutter or a 2" x 2.5" (5 cm x 6 cm) oval cookie cutter), cut out crackers into shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking tray. Prick each cracker with a fork a few times, brush with the milk and add a small sprig of thyme.

  4. Bake the crackers for 10 to 15 min or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.