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Crispy Sunflower Seed Crackers

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We tempt you to make these crisp nutty crackers at home as they are so easy to make. Made with a mix of plain flour and corn flour (milled from dried corn kernels) with addition of cream cheese, they taste so delicious. The dough comes together in minutes and cutting the crackers makes a fun for the whole family.

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How to make crispy sunflower seed crackers

For making these crispy crackers you will need only two mixing bowls, a good rolling pin and small cookie cutter (we used flower shaped cutter). First take CREAM CHEESE and BUTTER from the fridge and leave to room temperature for half and hour. Then stir with a fork in one bowl to combine.

Combine PLAIN FLOUR and CORN FLOUR, BAKING POWDER and SALT in one bowl and knead together with cream cheese/butter mixture. Stir in the sunflower seeds (blitzed in the food processor) and knead until incorporated. Rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Rolling the dough tips

Roll out the dough thin and as even as possible. This ensures even baking. If they are not thin enough, they will be rather chewy than crispy.

The best way to do this is to roll out the dough on a floured work surface or a pastry mat. A proper rolling pin helps a lot with rolling the dough evenly.

Once the dough is rolled out, cut desired shapes (we used small flower-shaped cookie cutter but feel free to use any other such as round or square). Bake in the oven for only 6 - 7 minutes, until the crackers becomes lightly brown. Remove them from the tray with thin metal spatula to the bowl to cool.

Storing crispy sunflower seed crackers

If you happen to have any leftover of crackers and need to store them, allow them to cool fully. Place inside an airtight container and they will stay crispy up to 5-6 days. 

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Crispy Sunflower Seed Crackers

MAKES: 60 small crackers
COOKS IN: 30 minutes


  • 56g butter (4 tbsp), at room temperature
  • 60g cream cheese (1/4 cup)
  • 80g plain flour (2/3 cup)
  • 40g corn flour (milled from dried corn kernels(1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 70g sunflower seeds (1/2 cup), finely chopped

Kitchen essentials for this recipe:

Kitchen Scale | Mixing Bowls | Measuring SpoonsPastry Mat | Rolling Pin | Flower Cookie Cutters | Baking Sheet | Baking Paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F and line the baking sheet with baking paper. You will bake these crackers in two batches.

  2. Place butter and cream cheese in a small bowl and stir using a fork until well combined. 

  3. Combine plain flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

  4. Add butter/cream cheese mixture into flours and knead until a compact dough forms. Form a flatten disc from the dough, wrap in a cling film and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.

  5. Take the dough from the fridge and roll out on floured work surface as thinly as possible (1mm). Cut shapes using small cookie cutter or a small glass. Transfer crackers onto baking sheet and prick each a few times with a fork. Bake until golden and crisp, 7-8 minutes. Rotate the sheet halfway. Transfer crackers using a thin metal spatula to a serving plate.

We recommend using the measurement in grams & ml (instead of cups & spoons) for more accuracy and better results.