Gouda Wafers

Makes 36 wafers

These homemade crackers are snappy on their own as nibblers or provide the perfect contrast for creamy soups or chunky chowders.


1/2 cup whole wheat flour 125 mL
1/4 cup white rice flour 60 mL
1/2 tsp baking powder 2 mL
1/4 tsp celery salt or salt 1 mL
1/2 cup shredded medium or aged Gouda cheese 125 mL
1 tbsp margarine 15 mL
2 tbsp sesame seeds 30 mL
3 to 4 tbsp ice water 45 to 60 mL


Step 1
In a bowl, combine whole wheat flour, rice flour, baking powder and celery. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in cheese and margarine until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in sesame seeds. Gradually add water, mixing with a fork to form a stiff dough. Form into a ball.

Step 2
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a thickness of 1⁄8 inch (3 mm). Cut into 2-inch (5 cm) squares. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Step 3
Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Transfer wafers to a wire rack and let cool for 2 hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
3 wafers
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 63
Fat / Lipides 3 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 5 mg
Sodium / Sodium 81 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 7 g
Fiber / Fibres 1 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 2 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
When choosing a margarine, look for a non-hydrogenated soft margarine. These are low in saturated fat and do not contain trans fat. Avoid hard margarines, which contain high amounts of saturated and trans fat.
Diabetes Food Choice Values:
America’s Exchanges
½ Starch
½ Fat
Canada’s Choices
½ Carbohydrate
½ Fat