Ritz Crackers From Scratch
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp + another 1/2 tsp salt for topping
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
1 egg - beaten (optional for egg wash)
Preheat oven to 400 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and 1/2 tsp of salt to the food processor and pulse to combine.
Add cold butter a few small pats at a time, and pulse to combine then, with food processor running, add vegetable oil slowly.
Add water a little bit at a time while pulsing. The dough should start to form a ball.
On a floured surface, split the dough in half and roll dough out as thin as you can, adding more flour if needed when it sticks.
Use cookie cutters / ravioli stamp to cut the dough out and add cut outs to baking sheets. Continue to roll out dough and cut out crackers until all the dough is used up.
Poke holes in each of the crackers, 2 across top, 3 across the middle, and 2 across the bottom.
Brush the cracker cut outs with the egg wash and sprinkle with a flaky sea salt.*
Bake in oven for 10 minutes in the center rack.
Cool and enjoy!