The recipe is not my own. I found it while searching the other night. Boy oh boy they’re good. I’ll lay the recipe out and give you my comments of what I think I might change—not the recipe but part of the process, to make easier.
Homemade Ritz Crackers
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp + another 1/2 tsp salt for topping
- 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter + 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil (I used Olive oil)
- 2/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, and 1/2 tsp of salt in food processor.
- Pulse to combine.
- Add cold butter a few small chunks at a time, and pulse to combine.
- Add vegetable/olive oil. Pulse to combine.
- Add water a little bit at a time. Pulse to combine after each addition. The dough should start to form a ball.
- Roll dough out as thin as you can. Mine ended up being all different thicknesses. Don’t sweat it. They are homemade!
- Use cookie cutters to cut the dough out. I used a small circle that actually used to be a glass votive candle holder! Just get creative with what you have in your house.
- Poke holes in them if you’d like. I used the end of my mixing beater and it worked fine.
- Put them on a cookie sheet….next time I’m going to roll the dough on wax paper or foil, cut the shape, and take away the excess dough without moving the cookie so it stays uniform and saves time!
- Cook for 10-12 minutes or just be aware of how they’re cooking cause everyone’s oven is a touch different.
- Pull them out when browning slightly and brush your butter/salt topping on each cracker. I’d use 1 tsp salt in the 3 tbsp butter next time.
- One batch makes pretty much a whole box of crackers so store them and enjoy! If you like peanut butter crackers then put some natural/organic or homemade PB in the middle of 2 crackers!
Original recipe HERE