These crackers are so easy to make and taste just like the flavored crackers in the store. You can also add any blend of seasoning, and even cheese with the dough. When I crave chips...these crackers do the trick! Try this recipe for garlic and chive crackers!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup or 1 stick salted butter
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons chives
- 1 teaspoon salt
- approx. 1/2 cup water (just enugh to form dough ball)
In mixing bowl, add flour, garlic powder, chives and salt. Combine thoroughly.
Cut butter into small pieces and pinch into flour mixture with your fingers, fork, or pastry blender until it looks like course crumb. I prefer using my fingers.
Add a few tablespoons water at a time until you have a nice dough ball.
Refridgerate for an hour in a ziplock bag.
Flour your work surface and roll fough out to 1/8 inch thickness. I work with half of the dough at a time.
Cut the crackers in squares with a knife or pastry cutter. You could ven use shaped cookie cutters for the kids!
Using a toothpick, poke holes as desired in the tops of the cut dough for venting and design.
Place on ungreased sheet pan and bake in preheated 425 degree F oven for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
***Many people prefer to bake crackers on parchment paper, but we like the darker baked crackers so I just do it straight on the sheet pan.
***You may lightly salt the tops of the uncooked crackers if you like.
Cool on racks, and store in air tight container.