Preheat the oven to 325°F. Combine the flours, sugar, spices and salt in a food processor or medium mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender, two knives or the food processor until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Mix in the water gradually, until the dough holds together in a ball but isn't sticky. Divide the dough in half and roll each piece out separately on a lightly floured surface to a 12 x 12-inch square, 1/8-inch thick. Yes, it is important to roll the doug
Use a sharp knife or a rolling pizza wheel to cut the dough into 1 1/2-inch squares, and transfer as many as you can at a time (a giant spatula works well here) to ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Or, transfer each sheet of dough directly to th
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheets from the oven, spray the tops of the crackers lightly with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt (or some dried granulated garlic, which is also good). Return the crackers to the oven and bake for 5 to