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

5 5

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.

4 5

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.

5 5

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!!