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Homemade Crackers

Rustic Homemade Crackers

Impress your family and friends with homemade crackers!

Homemade crackers with Boursin Cheese

I have to be totally honest with you…I made these crackers during the holiday season when I made this Homemade Boursin Cheese. They were a huge hit with my family and they disappeared before I knew it. Homemade Boursin cheese spread

The homemade crackers were a perfect with the Boursin cheese. I think they would actually be perfect with just about anything…but they are also perfect just by themselves.

Homemade Crackers with Sesame Seeds

I topped my crackers with sesame seeds and a bit of salt. The toppings can be versatile. Consider using poppy seeds, caraway seeds, cracked black pepper, or rosemary.

Savory Homemade Crackers

Making crackers isn’t difficult. The toughest part is rolling your dough thin enough and then making certain the crackers cook all the way so they are nice and crisp.

Cracker Topping Options

  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Coarse Salt
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Salt


5 from 3 votes
Homemade Boursin cheese spread
Homemade Crackers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Rustic cracker with your choice of toppings.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crackers, homemade crackers
Servings: 36 crackers
Calories: 38 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  1. In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Add the water and olive oil. Mix together until crumbly. 

  2. Form dough into a ball. Divide dough into thirds and cover dough with a clean towel.

  3. Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll out dough into a rectangular shape on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/16" thick.

  4. Brush dough lightly with water. Sprinkle sesame seeds and salt over top.

  5. Cut dough into 2" by 4" rectangular pieces using a pastry or pizza wheel. 

  6. Place cut crackers on an ungreased baking sheet. 

  7. Bake in a 450 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  8. Cool on a baking rack.

  9. Repeat with remaining dough. 

  10. Store crackers in a air tight container. If crackers lose their crispness, simply reheat for 3-5 minutes in a hot oven. 

Recipe Notes

Other toppings to try: poppy seeds, caraway seeds, cracked black pepper, or rosemary.

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Crackers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Boursin Cheese Spread Boursin Cheese Spread

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  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    February 6, 2017 at 5:48 am

    You make these look so easy that maybe even I can make them!! I love homemade crackers. It makes such a nice little gift along side of some homemade cheese spread. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you Kathy!

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    February 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I’d love to try these with a gluten free flour. These would be the perfect accompaniment for so many dips, spreads, and toppers!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      I haven’t tried gluten free flour with these crackers. Let me know if it works out!

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    [email protected]
    February 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

    These look perfect for snacking! yum!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    February 2, 2017 at 6:45 am

    You know that’s one thing I have never made – homemade crackers! These look absolutely perfect and just love the sesame seeds on top! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Miriam -
    February 2, 2017 at 4:13 am

    What a great idea to make homemade crackers! I don’t think they would last for long in my household either 🙂

    • Reply
      February 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Sometimes they don’t even make it off the cooling rack! Making several batches is the way to go.

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    stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    February 1, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful! I so want to make my own crackers, I’m just not so impressed with whats on the grocery store shelves! I love the sesame seeds and small air pockets that assist with the crispness. Take care.

    • Reply
      February 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

      You need to give these a try! They aren’t difficult and you know exactly what’s in them!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    February 1, 2017 at 8:51 am

    We love nice and crunchy crackers here, and homemade ones are the best. These crackers look fantastic, Kathy. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. My family would thank you for this. 🙂

    • Reply
      February 4, 2017 at 8:12 am

      I hope they love these crackers!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    January 31, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’ve never made my own crackers – these look like the perfect ones to start with!

    • Reply
      February 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

      They aren’t difficult to make and they are totally worth making!

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