TGIF! To kick off my weekend I thought I should do a little baking. I was really in the mood to make some type of snack food that I could munch on and not get too full from. So I came upon the idea of making crackers!  I found this recipe on Pinterest a while ago and have been wanting to try it ever since! 'Gluten Free On A Shoestring' created the original recipe for vanilla animal crackers, but I changed it up a little, based on what ingredients I had in the pantry. 

These crackers aren't salty crackers you would have with cheese or sweet crackers you would have as a dessert; these crackers are in the middle. Their flavor is a tad sweet because the recipe calls for sugar, but the sweetness is not very noticeable. I would suggest experimenting with different flavors like peanut butter, chocolate chips, banans, or oats to give the crackers a different flavor and texture. 

If you dont want to make these crackers gluten free, you can use regular flour instead of gluten free flour--its the same ratio (1:1)  (: 

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose GF flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon (a dash) baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/8 teaspoon (a dash) salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 egg ( I used an egg replacer: 1 tsp egg replacer with 2 tablespoons water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until a dough is created
  2. On a sheet of baking paper (parchment paper) place the dough in the center and add another sheet of baking paper on top. 
  3. Roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch thick and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 350F
  5. After 15 minutes, take dough out of the freezer. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes for the crackers and place on a lined baking sheet. 
  6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. 

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