Crackers don’t need to be an after-thought. These particular crackers are definitely worthy of their own place on your menu. In fact, I made them, and then decided afterward that I needed to make some soup to accompany them. Not the other way around. Sadly, eating plain crackers didn’t seem like a completely respectable decision. While making homemade crackers may sound daunting, or as if they would require much more work than they’re worth, rest assured, they’re really quite easy. No weird ingredients or fancy kitchen gadgets needed (although a food processor is very helpful).
Basically, you make a dough similar to pie crust dough, and then roll it out and cut out the crackers like you would sugar cookies. Feel free to play around and make the whatever shape you want. If you’ve only got heart-shaped cookie cutters, go for it! Just make sure to poke some holes. I happen to have some fluted biscuit cutters laying around, which made for some cute Ritz-like shapes. The only “trick” is rolling the dough thin, and I mean thin. As thin as you possibly can. While they’ll still be buttery and delectable if you roll it too thick, you’ll end up with what I can only describe as a perfectly dainty little biscuit for an American Girl doll tea party. (I didn’t actually use my thick ones for a doll tea party, but let’s be honest- it did cross my mind.)
These homemade crackers are buttery crisp and the perfect snack, or accompaniment to a delicious bowl of soup, like Loaded Baked Potato Soup. Mine look a lot like a homemade Ritz cracker because of their shape (I feel like round crackers are cuter than rectangular ones), but they actually taste exactly like Club crackers which are my personal favorite store-bought crackers. If you’re looking for dry, cardboard-like crackers, these are not for you. These homemade crackers are light, crisp, flaky, and buttery.