Making Homemade Graham Crackers

Making the homemade marshmallows we shared with you yesterday was a gooey, fantastic experience.  But if my sister and I could only make one s’more ingredient from scratch next time, you can be sure it wouldn’t be marshmallows – at least not with this graham cracker recipe in our hands.  

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We all loved these graham crackers more than the packaged ones you pick up at the store.  Plus this recipe is really easy (and really good raw).  So why don’t I quit the chatter and just give you the recipe, huh?  It’s adapted from a recipe in a really old Martha Stewart Living magazine.

Fresh Graham Crackers (makes 20)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ (untoasted)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash cloves or nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks in US)
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tbl honey
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    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine butter, brown sugar, and honey in an electric mixer.  Mix on medium until fluffy (2 or 3 minutes).  Reduce speed and gradually add dry ingredients.

    2.  Roll out dough to around 1/8 inch thick and cut to desired graham cracker size (we used a cup for a cookie cutter since marshmallows don’t squish into perfect squares anyway).

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    3.  Lay crackers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and pierce several times with a fork.  They don’t really expand, so space them about 1/2 inch apart, and you’ll be fine.

    4.  Bake 9-10 minutes until slightly brown and firm.  Try to let cool as you cook the next batch.

    See?  I truly wasn’t kidding when I said they’re easy-peasy.  Or that they’re really good…

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    Liked this recipe?  Then you’re in luck.  We’ve shared our favorite homemade applesauce and chocolate chip cookies (with German adaptations), too.

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