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Homemade Oyster Crackers
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4.67 from 3 votes

Homemade Oyster Crackers

Making anything from scratch is something I particularly love to do with my son. I want him to understand that food doesn't magically appear in a bag.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cold
  • 1/3 cup cold water plus additional as needed
  • table salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the bowl.
  • Using your hands, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Add water and lightly knead the dough together to form a ball.
  • Cover bowl and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough to as close to 1/8" as you can get. (I did some thicker crackers and they didn't come out as well.)
  • Use cookie cutters, a ravioli cutter, or a butter knife to cut dough into tiny shapes (hexagons, squares, or whatever you'd like).
  • Place cut dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a Silpat, leaving a tiny bit of space between each piece.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the crackers are just beginning to brown on the bottom.
  • Turn the oven off and crack the door open.
  • Leave the crackers in the oven to cool for another twenty minutes.
  • Sprinkle cooled crackers with salt.


Crackers can be stored in a sealed container for up to one week.
Makes about 2 cups.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.5mg