Basic Homemade Crackers

We are headed into Autumn, which means one of many things: Soup Season. What goes best with soup? In my house, crackers.

A box of crackers from the store has too many ingredients to count. Some you can’t even pronounce. These crackers have only six ingredients. Six!

Better Crackers

Easy to make and irresistible. You will definitely be adding these to your made from scratch arsenal.


2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (or AP)
1 tsp fine Sea Salt
2 tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp cold Unsalted Butter
3/4 cup Milk


  1. Mix flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.
  2. With a pastry cutter (or two butter knives) cut cold butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Make a well in the flour mixture and add cold milk.
  4. Mix with a fork, gathering flour from all sides.
  5. Turn out onto floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes until your dough comes together.
  6. Let dough rest, covered, for 20 minutes.
  7. Roll out dough until paper thin. Or run through pasta machine until dough reaches 1/16 inch.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle dough with sea salt and gently press salt into dough with your fingers or a rolling pin.
  11. Using a pizza cutter, cut crackers into your desired shape.
  12. Move sliced crackers to baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. This prevents the crackers from rising or developing air bubbles.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip crackers over and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until desired crispness.
  14. Serve with your favorite soup or cheese.

Note: Store in an air-tight container for up to three days, but I promise you… they won’t last more than an hour.


Did you try this recipe? I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know in the comment section below!

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