Lately I have been on a search for the perfect whole wheat crackers. I love to include crackers when packing school lunches and they are perfect on the go snacks. The problem is finding whole wheat crackers with only a handful of recognizable ingredients. Even those seem to have some form of added sugar. I have purchased crackers online, at Target, at Whole Foods and even from our local baker and none seem to pass the “picky eater” test. My daughter has found something wrong with every box and I must say that even I detest those “waxy” crackers that we have ended up with a few times. Luckily, I happened to come across a recipe for homemade wheat thins that looked pretty simple and not so time consuming.
I must admit that my hopes were not too high, this was really just a last ditch effort. My baking skills have a long way to go so anytime I attempt anything involving flour I approach it with skepticism. I made a batch of these crackers one afternoon while the kids were at school and served them for a snack when they got home. Surprisingly they both loved them and so did I. Finally! These are now a new staple in our house. I even purchased some small animal shaped cookie cutters to make it a fun activity to do with the kids. It doesn’t make a huge mess and the kids get to use cookie cutters, which as we all know is half the fun of baking cookies. Here’s the recipe: