Thursday, August 9, 2012

Homemade Graham Crackers

Store bought are pale by comparison. These are amazing and much more like shortbread than crackers. Hope you enjoy them. I made them to take camping for S'mores. If you want to really be gourmet, make your own marshmallows too! Here's a picture of what they looked like all done.

Homemade Graham Crackers
Yield: About 20 (3-inch) crackers
Prep Time: 3 hours | Bake Time: 15 minutes
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 & 1/3 cups graham flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, the baking soda and salt; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and honey, and beat at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed just until blended and the dough comes together, about 30 seconds.
3. Transfer the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, press into a 7-inch square, and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 5 days.
4. When ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness and cut into 3-inch squares. Transfer to the baking sheet, spacing the crackers at least ¾-inch apart, gather any scraps, re-roll, and cut out more cookies.
6. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and then rotate the baking sheet. Bake for another 6 to 8 minutes, or until the cookies are dark golden brown and just firm to the touch. Let cool for a minute on the baking sheets, then transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool completely (they will crisp up as they cool). Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Note: You could also combine 3 tablespoons granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon and sprinkle over the cookies before they go into the oven for a cinnamon-sugar graham cracker.


  1. those sound really good - I will have to try them out - thanks for posting you always come up with such good treat ideas :)

  2. These sound like the "Pro Gourmand" graham crackers. Must give these a try before the summer ends.