Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homemade Crackers

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I thought I would try another homesteading skill yesterday and try my hand at making homemade crackers.

They were easier than I thought and next time I would like to try adding some dried cheese to make cheese crackers or different herbs to make some butter/herb flavored crackers.

These were gobbled up quickly with some Kraft cheese spread that we had and I will definitely make them again.

Homemade Crackers

4 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of shortening
1 1/3 cup of milk
salt to taste


Mix flour, baking powder and shortening; add milk and blend well. Form a ball of dough and cut into four pieces.

Roll dough out very thin.

Cut with a cookie cutter or use a pastry wheel with crinkled edges. I decided just to use a pizza cutter and it worked well.

Place on a greased cookie sheet. Prick each piece with a fork 4 to 5 times and sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Watch them as they burn easily.

Rolled out.

So tasty!

Things have been extremely busy around here getting ready for Christmas. Baking, sewing and knitting are all top priorities right now.

All the gifts are wrapped and under the tree ready for Santa to arrive.

Enjoy your day everyone and make sure to give your loved ones a hug! :)


  1. Wow they look great....I think I might try that recipe, we are always eating tons of crackers...

    Thanks Deb

  2. OMG! This is so neat! Looks good to me ... TY for sharing.

    Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon
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  3. Cool--those do look real easy. What kind of shortening did you use?


  4. It's never actually dawned on me to make my own crackers! I bet the kids would LOVE to make these, and they'd taste so much better, knowing we made them!!!

  5. Perfect for homemade soup on a cold, snowy night!


  6. What a smart woman you are Debbie, thanks for sharing this, my grandkids and I will be making some on Saturday to have with our homemade veggie soup!

    Merry Christmas

  7. Country Dreaming - I just used regular margarine and had no problems. :)

  8. Sounds yummy. I was watching some youtube vedios the other day and what they did was add the some of the left over fiber from juicing. Made veggie crackers. I tried making crackers years ago...the result wasn't what I wanted, so I stopped. I was in my early 20's and a bit dim. LOL, thought they were going to taste like store, bought and didn't understand they were actually better and that my taste buds were messed up.


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