Graham Crackers

We have a graham cracker monster in our house and her name is Quinn. She is constantly running to the kitchen cabinet to pull out crackers. But how can you say “no” when she holds them up and says “gam cacker?” I mean seriously, it’s impossible. So impossible, that I found myself making gam cackers from scratch, just for my little monster 🙂 But guess what? They are really quite easy to make and I feel less mom-guilt giving her a homemade version. She loves them!

005 016Graham Crackers              Printer-Friendly Recipe

Inspired by: Smitten Kitchen
Make around 24 graham crackers

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
5 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with nonstick baking liner. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the butter, honey, 4 tablespoons milk, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until it all comes together and forms a dough. Roll out the dough into 1/4″ thickness and cut out shapes. Transfer shapes to prepared baking sheet and prick with a fork. Brush the tops with remaining tablespoon of milk.

Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes (the longer you bake them, the crisper they will be), until the graham crackers are set and turning golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on sheets for a few minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Store in an air-tight container. Enjoy!

Stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. I highly recommend having a toddler do this for you ;)

Stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. I highly recommend having a toddler do this for you 😉

In another bowl, stir together the butter, honey, 4 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla.

In another bowl, stir together the butter, honey, 4 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla.

Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

The dough should come together, make sure everything is fully combined.

The dough should come together, make sure everything is fully combined.

Ready to roll.

Ready to roll.

Roll the dough out to 1/4" thickness.

Roll the dough out to 1/4″ thickness.

Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. If you need to take a break to eat an orange, go for it!

Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. If you need to take a break to eat an orange, go for it!

Place cut out shapes on lined baking sheets.

Place cut out shapes on lined baking sheets.

Prick with a fork.

Prick with a fork.

Brush with remaining tablespoon of milk. Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

Brush with remaining tablespoon of milk. Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool on pan for a few minutes. Then cool completely on wire cooling rack.

Remove from oven and cool on pan for a few minutes. Then cool completely on wire cooling rack.

Continue with remaining dough. I made smaller crackers, too. They took about 8 minutes to bake completely.

Continue with remaining dough. I made smaller crackers, too. They took about 8 minutes to bake completely.

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2 thoughts on “Graham Crackers

  1. These are sooooooo adorable Melissa–cookies and Quinn!! You are such an awesome mom. We are so blessed to call you our daughter!! Homemade gam cackers–yum. 🙂

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