Oat Crackers – 1896

These sound yummy, and there would be many possibilities for changing these up.  By adding herbs and spices, you could make these sweet or savory.  Great with soups, or with cheese.  You could also use wheat flour in an attempt to make them healthier.  Use a round cookie or biscuit cutter, or cut into strips.  Make wonderful animal crackers with your favorite cookie cutters for your kids as well.  The key to these is to leave them in long enough to brown well.  They are crispy!  And make sure you roll them as thin as possible.

Oat Crackers

2 cups flour

2 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening or butter

1 teaspoon soda dissolved in

1/2 cupful of boiling water

Combine all ingredients and bring together into a dough.  Roll very thin.  Cut into whatever shape preferred.  You will need to bake these in a very hot oven, 425-450 for 12-15 minutes.  I always use silicone baking sheets.  If you do not have at least one, go to your nearest kitchen store and get one.  They will save you much frustration and it’s almost impossible to burn a cookie on them!  And nothing will stick to them as well.

Some suggestions would be to add rosemary to the dough, or red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, any type of citrus peel, grated cheese could also be added, but I would reduce the flour a little bit, maybe 1/4 cup for 1/2 cup of cheese.  I will have to make some of these myself to test them out!

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