Homemade Wheat Thins

I’ve had a huge bag of whole-wheat flour sitting in my cupboard for quite some time now.  For some reason, we have a hard time downing anything whole-wheat; That is, until I came upon this recipe from Smitten Kitchen.  I’ve been eyeing it for the past few weeks and just finally got a chance to give it a try.

You guys- these are the REAL DEAL! Like seriously. Other than the yellow packaging, these are the same as the kind you buy at the store.  My only regret is that I didn’t try these earlier.


Wheat Thins

Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup cold water


Preheat oven to 400°F and set aside two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Combine whole-wheat flour, sugar, salt, paprika, and butter in a food processor and pulse until the butter has been equally distributed.  Slowly add the cold water while the machine is running, and run until the mixture begins to form a ball.  Remove from the food processor and knead by hand a few times.

Using small portions at a time, roll the dough out very thin.  Check frequently to make sure that the dough isn’t sticking; if it is, dust with a little bit of flour.

Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, cut 1 ½ to 2-inch squares.  Prick each square a few times with a fork and transfer to the baking sheets (make sure to place them close to one another as they do not spread).  Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until light golden.  Cool the crackers on the baking sheets, and store in an airtight container for up to one week.


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