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Homemade Crackers

January 28, 2017 (Last Updated: April 30, 2019)

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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.

How to make Homemade Crackers

  • In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Add the water and olive oil. Mix together until crumbly. 
  • Form dough into a ball. Divide dough into thirds and cover dough with a clean towel.
  • 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.
  • Brush dough lightly with water. Sprinkle sesame seeds and salt over top.
  • Cut dough into 2″ by 4″ rectangular pieces using a pastry or pizza wheel.
  • Place cut crackers on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cracker Topping Options

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

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Homemade crackers topped with sesame seeds

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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: 228 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
Dough
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
Topping
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Instructions
Dough
  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 (5 crackers)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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33 Comments

  • 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!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    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
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

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

  • Reply
    Manali@CookWithManali
    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 - londonkitchendiaries.com
    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
      Kathy
      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.

  • Reply
    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
      Kathy
      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!

  • Reply
    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
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 8:12 am

      I hope they love these crackers!

  • Reply
    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
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

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

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    January 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I’m all in for cheese and homemade crackers! These sound amazing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Cheese, crackers and a little wine! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    January 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Homemade crackers are always so delicious! And with Boursin cheese, they are addicting in the best possible way.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 7:45 am

      They are super delicious!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    January 30, 2017 at 10:47 am


    Oh I DEFINITELY remember that Boursin cheese, Kathy! In fact, I’m still dreaming about it! 😉 These crackers would be the perfect dipping vessel! I’m thinking a tray of these and a vat of that cheese is a totally acceptable dinner. Cheers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Yep! Totally acceptable for dinner! 🙂

  • Reply
    annie@ciaochowbambina
    January 30, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I’m a glutton for most things crunchy and these homemade crackers fit the bill! A perfect Super Bowl treat!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 7:32 am

      They would be perfect for any game watching! I’m making a double batch for the Super Bowl!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 30, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Yes! I love making homemade crackers…although it’s been quite some time since I made a batch. They are so very versatile, and they disappear quickly. Love pairing these with that tasty Boursin recipe, too. Perfect gameday appetizer right there!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 7:25 am

      I used sesame seeds, but you can use just salt, poppy seeds, caraway seeds….the choices are endless!

  • Reply
    Adina
    January 30, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I really have a thing for homemade crackers, I love them way too much. That is the reason I don’t make quite that often, because I just can’t stop myself popping them in my mouth until they are all gone. These sesame ones and the boursin cheese to go along are heavenly.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      I think you are right….they are way to difficult to stop eating!

  • Reply
    Loreto Nardelli
    January 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Kathy, I would have never thought about making crackers, but you have ignited my curiosity. These are absolutely beautiful, and the use of sesame seeds on top is one that would be my favorite. I love sesame seeds I use them a lot in my Asian dishes but the way you have done it looks fabulous
    Well Done!
    Loreto@SugarLOveSpices

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks! I love these crackers, but I would need to bake them 24/7 to keep up with my hungry crew! They do make a great treat!

  • Reply
    allie
    January 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Kathy – I’ve never made homemade crackers. i love the pinked edges on yours. So pretty, and the perfect dipper for your boursin cheese. Mmmmm….. Have a great week!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      I used a pastry roller! These crackers are just perfect with the soft, spreadable boursin cheese!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    January 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I have been dying to make homemade crackers Kathy! I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 3, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      They were on my list forever too! Now they are a regular item on my baking list!

  • Reply
    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    January 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I’ve been making crackers lately too, Kathy. So easy and so good! These look great!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      They really are wonderful!

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