Homemade Wheat Thins

Homemade Wheat Thins

Homemade Wheat Thins

Is everybody else sweeted out from all the holiday treats?  Are you ready to turn a new leaf and have some savory snacks for New Year’s Eve?  We have some super delicious crackers this week that would go perfectly with a cheese ball.

So, why bother making wheat crackers?

First of all, they’re healthier than the store-bought version.  There are no preservatives and you can use freshly milled wheat or spelt flour.

Second, they’re a ton cheaper.  One batch of these crackers costs about 30 cents.

Third, it will take you about as much time to make these as it would to jump in your car, drive to the store, and buy a box.

And fourth, you can customize them.  Want less salt?  Want to add different seasonings to the top for a different flavor?  Want to add something like poppy or sesame seeds to the dough?  It’s your game.  You can do whatever you want to make them deliciously yours.

So bake up a batch or two for your New Year’s Eve festivities.  You’ll be glad you did.

Homemade Wheat Thins

 
 
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Ingredients
 
  • 1 1/4 cups 100% whole wheat or spelt flour*
  • 1 1/2 T sugar*
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus extra for sprinkling on top*
  • 1/4 tsp paprika*
  • 4 T butter*
  • 1/4 cup + 2 T water

*These ingredients can be found in our store

 
Instructions
 
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick mat.
 
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, paprika, and salt.
 
With a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Add water and stir until it comes together. If it appears dry, add a touch of water, but make sure not to make it sticky.
 
Roll out one half of the dough very thin (1/16th inch) directly on your parchment or non-stick mat lined baking sheet. Using a pizza cutter, cut into whatever shape you desire. Sprinkle with more salt on top if desired.
 
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Halfway through baking rotate the pan to ensure even baking. Be careful because they burn quickly. Cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.
 

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