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Ritz Crackers From Scratch

Your favorite buttery cracker made at home!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 crackers
Author Tracy


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp + another 1/2 tsp salt for topping
  • 8 tbsp cold butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 egg - beaten optional for egg wash


  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and 1/2 tsp of salt to the food processor and give a quick pulse to combine.
  • Add 6 tablespoons of cold butter a few small pats at a time, and pulse to combine then. Then slowly add vegetable oil slowly with the food processor running.
  • While the food processor is pulsing, add water a little bit at a time until a dough starts to form into a ball.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough out as thin as you can with a rolling pin. Add more flour if needed when it sticks.
  • Use cutter to cut the dough out and add cut outs to baking sheets. Continue to roll out dough and cut out crackers until all the dough is used up and place them on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Poke holes in each of the crackers: 2, 3, and 2.
  • Brush the cracker cut outs with the egg wash and sprinkle with a kosher salt
  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes in the center rack.
  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and then brush with melted butter while still hot.
  • Cool and enjoy!


Store in an airtight container at room temp - if you can keep them around that long!  
Watch your crackers while they cooking - when they just begin to brown is when they're done.