Homemade Snack Crackers

Snack Crackers- Sweet Tomato and Garlic Parmesan
Home made crackers are easy to make and you get to control the sodium and omit the hydrogenated weirdness of store bought. They take a few minutes to prep, but I have help: G-man's job is to prick the dough squares with a fork. He prefers his crackers unseasoned, and today he disappeared with a plate of plain ones fresh from the oven.  Next time we make these, we'll make the seasoned ones first so my helper sticks around a little longer.

For about three dozen one-inch square crackers:

1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/2 tsp salt or lite salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp olive oil
8-10 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350F

Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together. Add the olive oil and blend it in until the mixture is crumbly. Tablespoon by tablespoon, add the water, stirring between every couple additions. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes. It should be stiff like pasta.

Roll out the dough. The thinner you make it, the crisper the cracker will be. If you choose to sprinkle on any seasoning, it will stick better if you sprinkle it over the dough and roll over it with the rolling pin before cutting. Cut the dough into one-inch squares, then prick each square with a fork. Place the squares on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes at 350F.

Sweet Tomato Seasoning:

2 tbsp tomato powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt or lite salt

Garlic Parmesan Seasoning:

1/4 cup parmesan cheese powder
1 tsp salt or lite salt
1/2 tsp garlic

(I started with this recipe, and subbed olive oil and baking powder for the shortening and water for the milk. I bet making them with cream and butter would be pretty tasty.)



  1. These look really good and easy! Enjoy your day!

  2. Thank you! I'm going to try them with cheddar powder to see if I can make cheese-its. We'll see...


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