You can make Homemade Crackers in under 20 minutes. Super easy and way better than the store-bought kind!
The perfect topping for these crackers is my Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread or my Cranberry Jam.
Just in case you are not a fan of wheat thins, or have texture issues, or simply want a cracker but don't have whole wheat flour on hand, here is a recipe for simple homemade crackers. I took the recipe for Homemade Wheat Thins and switched the white whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour. In case you were wondering (and I was) if it works - it does! And so wonderfully! You can add whatever spices you like to the dough. I added ground black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
So all you need is probably already in your pantry. In just under 20 minutes you can enjoy a nice batch of homemade crackers. Who's in? 🙂
Homemade Crackers Ingredients:
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- unsalted butter
How to make Homemade Crackers?
Place dry ingredients in food processor and process for 20 seconds, until all combined. With the food processor running, drizzle in the water until the dough forms a ball.
Transfer the dough onto a flat surface and roll out very thin, yet not see-through.
Using a pizza cutter, cut the rolled out dough into 1 and ½ inch squares. Place squares on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with additional salt, if you like them salty. Bake until the edges start to turn golden brown.
More Homemade Snacks:
- 1.25 c all-purpose flour
- 1.5 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoon unsalted butter , cold, cubed
- ¼ c water
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place flour, sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and butter in food processor and process for 20 seconds, until all combined. With the food processor running, drizzle in the water until the dough forms a ball.
- Transfer the dough onto a flat surface and roll out very thin, yet not see-through.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut the rolled out dough into 1 and ½ inch squares. Place squares on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with additional salt, if you like them salty. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
- Cool crackers on the sheets.
How long will these last? I’m wondering if I can make a bunch and keep them for a month or two.
Once I took the crackers out of the oven, they became soft and not crunchies like a cracker should be.
Millie Brooks says
How many crackers are in a single serving of 210 calories
This recipe looks absolutely lovely!! However, I was wondering if there was a way to make them without a food processor involved. I don’t have one, is it possible to make them by hand or in a kitchenaid?
Miss Judy says
I just asked myself the same question! I don't see an answer... I am still asking myself how I might improvise...
Hi! You can grate the butter with a cheese grater and try to combine the ingredients until they form a dough. I just find the food processor much easier for this. I hope this helps!
Would love to try this recipe but have problem understanding the weight/measurement for the flour. Is it cups, grams or ozs.
Thank you in advance Janet
1 1/4 cups
Patti Wissore says
I've been looking for a cracker recipe that used crushed pecans and was slightly sweet and came across your recipe. I admit I changed it and it's close to perfect! I left out the pepper, garlic and paprika, substituted 1/2 cup crushed pecans for 1/2 cup of flour. Followed all the other directions and came out with a slightly sweet/nutty cracker that is going to be perfect for a cream cheese spread topping! Thank you!
I love Wheat Thins - your homemade versions may have me seeking therapy - especially if peanut butter is involved. 😀 (Gorgeous photos!)
Another winning cracker!! Still amazed you did these at home. You're going to put Nabisco out of business. 🙂
lol Thanks, Ramona!
Love the look of these crackers! Pinning now!
Aww, thank you so much, Marla!
Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says
Wow, wow, wow! These look fantastic and like the perfect complement for the artichoke dip I'm making this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
Oooh, artichoke dip sounds fabulous! Looking forward to it! Thanks so much, Kelly!
🙂 Thanks, Kiran!
Hi Anna! I am visiting your blog after quite some time. Had taken a hiatus from blogging and I am back now. The crackers look perfect- crispy and crunchy. I am sure going to try these. thanks for sharing 🙂
Hi! Great to see you here!
Averie Cooks says
They look light and crispy and crunchy and like...too dangerous to have around 🙂
They totally are! I know I will have to make a double batch next time 🙂 Nothing like freshly baked crackers! Thanks, Averie!
Those are so perfect! It's great to have an alternative to cookies when I get the urge to bake something 🙂
Agree! Thanks, Jackie!
cathy pollak @ Noble Pig says
I'm not sure why I have never made my own crackers? I know my kids would love them!!
My kiddos loved them! They do go fast! 🙂 Thanks, Cathy!
These crackers are made to be grabbed by the handful and snacked on with a tub of hummus!
Totally! Thanks, Nicole!
marcie @ flavor the moments says
Mmmm, these look great!
I love homemade crackers. These look perfect Anna!
Thanks so much, Cassie!
Homemade crackers in under 20 minutes? How can I not try these?!
🙂 Thanks, Jessica!
Savory Simple says
I've always wanted to try these. We always had Wheat Thins around growing up and I still snack on them whenever I visit my parents. Love this!
Thanks so much, Jen!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
I've never thought about making my own crackers, but these sounds so easy and delicious!
They are! Thanks, Holly! 🙂