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    • Make Your Own Saltine Crackers

      Crackers are notoriously simple to make and the kids will will enjoy helping make their own snack crackers.

      You'll Need:
      4 c flour
      1 tsp baking powder
      3/4 c shortening
      1 1/3 c milk
      salt to taste


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

      Roll dough out very thin.

      Cut with a cookie cutter Or use pastry wheel with crinkled edges.

      Place on cookie sheet. Prick with a fork 4-5 times (or, if you want them to look like their storebought counterparts, you can poke the holes with a shish-kebab stick) and sprinkle with salt or other seasonings if you'd like varying flavors, BBQ seasoning, Chives, garlic salt, sundried tomato & garlic, etc.

      Bake at 375 degrees 8 to 10 minutes or until golden (watch crackers carefully so they don't burn).

      Cool & Enjoy. These are lovely if you fill them with grape jelly!


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      Comments 9 Comments
      1. LNsGirl's Avatar
        LNsGirl -
        Can you use half wheat and half regular flour for a wheat cracker?
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        FreebieQueen -
        Quote Originally Posted by LNsGirl View Post
        Can you use half wheat and half regular flour for a wheat cracker?
        Yes, but you might need to add an additional TBS of Milk for easier rolling.
      1. Bette1775's Avatar
        Bette1775 -
        Can these be made gluten free?
      1. Liss's Avatar
        Liss -
        Quote Originally Posted by Bette1775 View Post
        Can these be made gluten free?
        I've never tried it bette- if you give it a try, let us know how they came out!
      1. jgordineer1221's Avatar
        jgordineer1221 -
        How many crackers will this batch make?
      1. angelsvn24's Avatar
        angelsvn24 -
        I didn't like these, they came out too floury and didn't brown well. Also, you have to roll them paper thin in order to get them to be crispy.
      1. luckwo's Avatar
        luckwo -
        My husband will love these. Going to make them this coming weekend. Ty for posting
      1. DawnaMarie's Avatar
        DawnaMarie -
        I've made Finnish Rye crackers before. Crackers are easy to make, and fun to eat! YUM
      1. deidre's Avatar
        deidre -
        I can hardly wait to try theis recipe.


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