NY Style Rye Crackers

NY Style Rye Crackers

17 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  BigShotsMom

“Looking for an alternative to the preservatives in commercial crackers, I began the quest to make my own.”

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Original recipe yields 36 crackers



  1. Combine the rye flour, all-purpose flour, caraway seed, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl. Stir in the canola oil and honey. While stirring with a fork, slowly add the water until the dough comes together in a ball. Cover and rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Divide the dough into 4 sections, rolling each piece out on parchment paper to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shape then place on a baking sheet. Prick each cracker a few times with a fork.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are brown and the crackers are crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove immediately to a cooling rack.

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This recipe is an absolute treasure for any caraway/rye lover. I've never made crackers before and it should go without saying that the final product depends on how thick you roll them and how long you bake them. Mine were all over the board. I rolled the first batch too thick and they turned out dense and heavy with an almost cookie like texture. The thinner I rolled them, the crispier the wafer. The longer I baked them, the crispier the wafer. In all honesty, I actually preferred them a little dense. The caraway flavor stood out more compared to those that were cripsy and made for an irresistible snack.



I'd actually rate this about 4.5 but that option wasn't available. I used olive oil, ww flour for the white, 1/2 the salt called for, I didn't have onion or garlic powder so I squeezed in two or three nice size cloves of garlic. I needed more water as well. After rolling it out I put my pepper mill on as course as it would go and ground lots of pepper on top then gently rolled the rolling pin over it to push the black pepper in. Baking took a little longer. yummy and the pepper goes especially well with cheese.



Great recipe! I like the way the onion, garlic, and caraway combine for flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 129 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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