Barefoot Contessa's Parmesan Black Pepper Crackers -Ina Garten

Recipe by Juenessa
READY IN: 40mins




  • Place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix until creamy. (**I think this is where personal preference and maybe even altitude will effect the outcome of these crackers. I started out with 1 stick of butter, then blended all the other ingredients together. The "dough" was too crumbly and looked like a struesel topping that you would put on top of muffins or a coffee cake. The one stick of butter is what Ina calls for in her recipe. I think this is a typo. I added another 1/2 stick of butter to the flour mixture, and then beat it with the paddle attachment on my mixer. This is when the "dough" balled up and looked right. So, I think this recipe needs between 1 stick and 1 1/2 sticks. You might even get by with 1 1/4 sticks.).
  • Add the Parmesan, flour, salt, thyme and pepper and combine.
  • Dump the dough on a lightly floured board and roll into a 13-inch long log.
  • Wrap the log in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the log crosswise into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • Place the slices on a sheet pan and bake for 22-25 minutes.
  • **Cook time does not include freezing the dough for between 15-30 minutes (mine were hard enough to easily cut at 15 minutes).