“Ritz” Crackers


Salted Butter Crackers

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2/3 cup water
coarse or table salt to taste
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened and divided

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix well flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir water and 1/3 cup butter into flour mixture until smooth dough forms. Divide dough in half; cover and let stand at least 10 minutes.

Place half the dough on lightly oiled 17 x 14-inch baking sheet; flatten to 4-inch square. Roll out, cut in
2-inch squares (pizza cutter works great). Prick all over with fork, brush with 1 tablespoon butter and sprinkle with salt (canning or pickle salt).

Bake in middle of preheated 400 degrees oven 8 minutes or until crackers are dry and golden, but not
browned completely. Remove to racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

Notes: next time roll thinner… should be 12×16. Don’t oversalt. Perhaps a bit hotter… 425? They were not golden, and a bit too thick.