HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKERS




Graham Crackers are a nostalgic treat for me and it always reminds me of long summer days. I especially enjoyed the version with cinnamon sugar and loved breaking up the squares during school snack time or a Girl Scout meeting. They are wholesome, comforting and it is such a joy to see my kids enjoying them now.


We always have a store bought box on hand, but I have been meaning to create a homemade version. It took me a couple of tries but I had some of Annabel's friends to help me out as taste testers. They quickly made their way over to my house to give me a their honest critique. When this final recipe disappeared quickly, I knew we had a winner.


I know Graham Crackers and S'mores go hand in hand, but they are so delicious on their own. These grahams are what Paul Hollywood would call "a proper biscuit." It has a great snap, chewy texture and a hint of honey and cinnamon. I also like to sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top before I bake them off. I'm glad I made a double batch, because I will crumble a few into a Lemon Ice Cream and use the rest for a S'mores Cake. I am super excited to share those with you so please stay tuned! In the meantime, lets whip up a batch or two of these Homemade Graham Crackers.






HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKERS

(makes about 2 dozen crackers)


INGREDIENTS


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


Cinnamon Sugar, to sprinkle on top

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


METHOD


In a medium mixing bowl, sift the flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. In a bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy. This will take about 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Add the vanilla, honey and milk. Mix for another minute until combined and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until a smooth dough is formed. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into two portions. Wrap each half in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350F and roll each dough portion to a 1/8 inch thickness. Sprinkle the Cinnamon Sugar on top and pierce the dough with the tines of a fork. Place each dough half on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove one pan and using a pizza cutter or knife, cut squares or rectangles in the dough. Repeat with the second pan and bake for another 5-7 minutes until golden brown and the dough is set in the middle. Let the crackers cool completely before separating the squares or rectangles.



TIPS

  • Replace the cinnamon sugar with raw sugar or your favorite sprinkles.

  • Cut the crackers into long, thin strips and dip them into chocolate or caramel.

  • Crumble them over yogurt or ice cream.

  • Make the world's best s'mores with these.


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