Kitty's Cookin' Cookbook

DIY Oyster Crackers Recipe

4 servings


1 hour 20 minutes

total time


5 ounces (1 cup) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

1/3 cup cold water, plus additional as needed


Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add butter and using a pastry cutter or fingertips, work into flour until it resembles coarse meal. Add water and lightly knead dough until it comes together into a ball.

Set dough on a lightly floured surface and cover with an overturned mixing bowl. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Roll dough out on a well floured surface to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Cut dough into 1/2-inch squares, rectangles, or diamonds. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and space the shapes out as much as possible.

Bake until crackers are showing color around the bottom edges, about 15 minutes. Turn oven off and crack the door open about 8 inches. Leave crackers inside to cool and continue to crisp, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, season with salt, and allow to cool completely. Crackers can be stored in a sealed container for up to a week.


Serving Size

2 cups


185 kcal

Total Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



15 mg


439 mg

Total Carbohydrate

28 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g


4 g

4 servings


1 hour 20 minutes

total time
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