Making your own crackers feels a little “extra” but it’s really very easy. Start with basic ingredients (flour, salt, water, oil) for thin, crisp crackers perfect for dipping or snacks. Adding fresh herbs and edible flowers dress an ordinary cracker up for special occasions; or keep it simple with favorite everyday seasonings you have on hand. So easy, this would be a fun kitchen project with the kids!



2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2/3 cup water

Optional topping suggestions:

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, poppy seeds, herbes de provence
  • Edible pressed flowers like lavender, dandelion, nasturtium, pansies, chamomile. If purchased online, be sure they are food-safe such as those sold here.
  • Fresh herbs like rosemary, fennel, dill, chives, oregano (chopped or whole)
  • Montreal Steak seasoning, Trader Joe’s Everything but the Elote seasoning
  • Coarsely Ground Sea Salt



  1. Heat oven to 450°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add oil and water mixture; use a rubber spatula to stir just until combined. You want soft, sticky dough, but overworking it will create a tough, chewy cracker.

  1. Divide dough in half and set one aside. Sprinkle your work surface lightly with flour or use parchment paper. Shape the dough into a square and flatten with your hands. Now use a rolling pin to shape dough into a rectangle. Roll from the center out (not back and forth) until the dough is less than 1/8-inch thickness or even thinner.  Pro Tip: The dough might shrink back a little as you roll; just let it rest a minute, place your rolling pin near the edge and continue rolling.


  1. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut dough into cracker-sized rectangles. Or use a cookie cutter to form crackers into any shape you like. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other dough half.

  1. Now it’s time to decorate!
  • Option 1: Use a brush or your finger dipped in water to lightly moisten the surface of the dough. Add edible flowers and herbs of your choice. Gently press in place. Combine seeds in a small bowl and sprinkle over each cracker. Top off with a pinch of coarse sea salt.



  • Option 2: Sprinkle each cracker with your favorite seasoning combination and lightly press into the dough.


  1. Transfer crackers to baking sheets and prick them with a fork to keep them from puffing up during baking. Bake until edges are golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Since oven temperatures vary, keep an eye on them! Let cool on the pan for 15 minutes. Serve right away or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.