Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Graham Crackers

These are way too easy not to make your own!

¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, almost room temperature.
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup whole wheat flour or whole wheat graham flour
1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

In a food processer, cream the butter and sugars together for about 30 seconds. Add everything except the flours and pulse until combined. Add the wheat and all purpose flour and pulse until just combined. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead a few times until combined. Wrap in wax paper and put in a container with a lid. Let rest in the fridge for about an hour.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Lightly flour a clean cutting surface. Separate dough in half and kneed in your hand a few times. Place on surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Using a rolling pin roll out dough just under ¼ inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, slice off jagged edges, next slice the dough into squares. Place squares on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough adding the scraps from the first rolling.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Let rest on the baking sheet for a minute, and move to a cooling rack.

Notes: Freezing unbaked cookies on the baking sheets for 15 minutes will help them hold their square shapes better.

Recipe & picture by Laura Flowers.


Justine said...

Yay! I'm so happy to find this recipe because now I can ask....

homemade s'mores anyone? ; )


The Cooking Photographer said...

Yes! I hope you like these.

Suzy said...

I'm definitely giving these a try! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

if i wanna exclude the egg in the recipe, what can i substitute it with? many thanks for your assistance... :)

Karly said...

These sound so yummy! My children and I love graham crackers...can't wait to try your homemade version!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Have you tried egg replacer? Another option maybe, add baking powder like a biscuit and see if it helps it rise. You would have to add a little extra liquid of course.

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