Homemade Wheat Thins

homemade wheat thins

4.5 from 2 reviews

These homemade wheat thins are perfectly crispy and have the delicious golden wheat flavor of the original snack.


  • 1 1/4 cups 100% whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water, or more if dough it too dry
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, paprika, and salt.
  3. Using a cheese grater, shred butter onto flour mixture. Using your hands, combine until thoroughly mixed.
  4. In a small dish, mix together the water and vanilla and pour liquid into the flour and butter mixture. Stir this until it comes together. You made need to use your hands a bit to really mix this together. If the dough appears dry add a touch of water, but not too much, as you do not want the dough to become sticky.
  5. Split the dough in half. On a floured surface or on a non-stick mat, roll out one half of the dough very thin about 1/16th inch. Using a pizza cutter, large knife, or cookie cutters, cut into whatever shape you desire. Immediately after cutting, transfer the crackers onto lined baking sheets. Repeat as necessary. Sprinkle with more salt, if desired.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching closely because they can burn quickly. Halfway through baking, rotate the pans to ensure even baking.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down completely before storing in an airtight container.



This recipe also works with all-purpose gluten free flour mix (one that already has xanthan gum in it).
Adapted from King Arthur Flour Cookbook.


Keywords: homemade crackers, homemade wheat thins