Crackers Just Like Saltines - Homemade

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are good crackers that remind me of saltines :-) Found this recipe online a long time ago (cant remember how many crackers this makes as it has been a long time since Ive made these, sorry!!! so please dont take my servings as exact, because i really cant remember)


  1. Mix flour, baking powder,& shortening and then add milk; blend well.
  2. Form a ball with the dough and divide into 4 sections.
  3. Roll 1 section out very thin (about 1/8 to 3/16-inches) -- making sure it is rolled out EVENLY -- and cut with a cookie cutter (you can use all shapes!) or a pastry wheel with the crinkled edges, and repeat with other sections.
  4. place on an ungreased cookie sheet& prick the dough with a fork several times and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake at 375 for 12-20 minutes until golden brown, but be careful not to burn!
Most Helpful

Good crackers that are much like saltines, but don't break as easily. To get them crispy and browned, I did cook them almost 20 minutes. Recipe makes about 10 dozen crackers 1/8 to 3/16 inches thick. I used an ungreased cookie sheet, and they did not stick. The second time I made these, I substituted 2 cups cornmeal and whole wheat flour for the plain flour, and added 3 tbs sugar. These turned out well, too! For a theme party, I will make them again and cut with different shaped cookie cutters. They are sturdy enough to use for thick spreads or for dipping. Thanks Love4, for sharing this recipe.

BeachGirl April 04, 2003

Great recipe. I solved the salt sticking problem by dusting the dough with coarse salt and rolling it into the dough lightly before I cut it into crackers. Works great. Be careful they cook fast.
They taste great and it was a simple dough to make.

winterwinder August 05, 2010

really yummy!! i doubt I'll buy store crackers again especially since this recipe is so easy to "play" with and adapt. Instead of sprinkling the salt on top I mixed some seasoned salt in with the flour and it came out great!!

Sarabbismama March 10, 2010