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How to Make Homemade Sesame Crackers

Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share.


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I've long enjoyed crackers and at times, wondered how hard they would be to make from home. I looked for a recipe for a cracker that incorporated butter and that included seeds. I found such an animal and have been making these crackers ever since.

They offer a combo of soft and crunchy and are filling and satisfying.

Homemade sesame crackers are easy to make and even easier to eat. Butter lends a rich flavor and the addition of sesame seeds adds a pleasing crunch.

These crackers are easy to mix up and roll out and they bake up in no time.

You may have never tried your hand at making crackers but it really isn't difficult, plus, when you make your own homemade crackers you control the amount of sodium used. You use butter instead of hydrogenated fats and the addition of whole wheat flour adds extra goodness. Sesame crackers don't contain the same preservatives as the store-bought variety and if you opt for organic flours and sesame seeds, even better.


  • 1 cup water, warm
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds


How to Make Homemade Sesame Crackers

  1. Stir together in a bowl: 1 cup of warm water 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 tsp. salt.
  2. Then add: 1 cup of white flour 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup sesame seeds (or more if you like crunch).
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix dough and then knead, sprinkling flour over and working and kneading until dough no longer sticks to hands.
  4. Sprinkle flour over your counter and roll out the cracker dough. Sprinkle more sesame seeds over the top of the dough and roll again pressing the seeds into the top of the dough. Roll cracker dough into a rectangle, about 1/8-1/4' thick.

Cutting Tips for Sesame Seed Crackers

  1. Use a pizza wheel to cut your sesame crackers. A pizza wheel makes cutting crackers incredibly easy and quick. Run the pizza wheel vertically and horizontally for square or rectangle-shaped crackers.
  2. If you want fancy crackers, use cookie cutters for desired shapes.

Baking Tips for Homemade Sesame Crackers

  1. Use two cookie sheets, double-panning to avoid over-cooked cracker bottoms.
  2. Place sesame crackers on cookie pans and bake at 325-350 degrees, 10-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and lift crackers from the pan (so they don't continue cooking).

Serving Suggestions for Sesame Crackers

  • Serve with soup or stew
  • Pack into lunches
  • A nutritious snack when hiking or camping
  • Why not try these crackers with a dip for special occasions
  • Serve sesame crackers with cheese
  • If you are hosting an afternoon tea, why include homemade sesame crackers as part of the menu
  • Tuck sesame crackers into a gift basket along with an assortment of jams and cheeses
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Sesame Crackers With Butter

Image: Warm Sesame Crackers With Butter

Image: Warm Sesame Crackers With Butter

I've included the videos below, which explain different methods to make sesame crackers.

Are You a Cracker Addict?

If you enjoy the crunchy texture of crackers, now you can make your own homemade sesame crackers anytime you have a hankering for a tasty snack.

© 2014 Athlyn Green


Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 12, 2014:

This looks interesting and delicious. We do have Gachak made with sesame seeds and jaggery, sort of a sesame candy, that is sold during the winter season in North India.

Annabel from Singapore on June 30, 2014:

i am a cracker addict

Athlyn Green (author) from West Kootenays on June 28, 2014:

Thank you. I love sesame seeds.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 28, 2014:

This sounds very interesting and delicious! I loved your seasame crackers!

I do make recipes with seasame seeds, since it is very nutritious. But this looks different and I will try it for sure.

Thanks for sharing the details! Voted up as interesting and pinned!

torrilynn on June 27, 2014:

I've never heard of sesame crackers before. its sounds like a healthy snack that i might want to try in the near future. lately, ive been trying to eat healthy and ive been trying to work out more. voted up.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 27, 2014:

I've never made my own crackers, but I would love to give it a try sometime. You make it sounds so easy! Thanks for the great recipe.

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