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Two Peas and Their Pod: Homemade Graham Crackers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Homemade Graham Crackers

Josh has been wanting to make homemade graham crackers for quite some time. We finally moved them to the top of the baking list and conquered these tasty little crackers.

I am surprised at how easy they were! We used our trusty old food processor which made the task a breeze. The hardest part was letting the dough chill for an hour. We were anxious to sample them!

Once the dough was chilled, we rolled it out and used cookie cutters to cut the dough. We used a flower and a circle. Of course, you can cut the crackers into the traditional squares, but we are not traditional people:) We sprinkled some with cinnamon and sugar for fun and baked them for about 15 minutes.

They crisped up quite nicely. Once they cooled d
own a bit, I slathered some dark chocolate on a few of them. Why stop there??? So we got out the marshmallow cream and made S'mores. What a fun little treat to make! Next, we will try making homemade marshmallows. I can't even imagine the two teaming up together. I am sure they will be the perfect pair.

Try making homemade graham crackers, they are SO much better than store bought ones!! And do sprinkle some with cinnamon and sugar...we really loved those!

Graham Crackers

½ cup all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 T honey
1 T molasses
¼ cup water, plus a little more if it is too dry

Combine all the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Cut in the butter until the texture is dry and crumbly.

In a small bowl, mix the honey, molasses, and water. Mix with the dry ingredients until blended in the food processor. Pulse the dough until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, we used whole wheat flour for this part. Roll the dough out thin and cut with cookie cutters. Or you can do the traditional graham cracker shape. If you do this cut them into rectangles and poke each cracker with a fork. Place them on an cookie sheet. We used a Silpat.

Bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and crisp. Store in an air tight container. They will keep for awhile.

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Blogger Muse in the Kitchen said...

These look lovely - I like the shape. You make it sound so easy, too. And there's nothing like the graham cracker, marshmallow & chocolate combo!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

I am so glad you posted these! They look great. I am planning on making homemade marshmellows for smores to give away at Christmas and these will be a perfect accompaniment! Love the addition of the cinnamon sugar!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

What a cool idea. They came out fantastic and making s'mores out of them puts them over the top.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Nancy/n.o.e said...

Love the smores version, but the plain ones make me hungry! Great to know it can be done; it's going on The List.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Oh! I didn't know they'd be so accessible-- I thought they'd use some exotic/archaic ingredient like "Graham Flour." They look so good and you can vary the flavor too! :)

6:45 AM  
Blogger anudivya said...

What a cute shape, got to try making these at home... would the reduction of butter be a problem in any way?

6:47 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I have always been interested in doing this at home too. They turned out really cute!

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow these look too good! That pizza the other day looked great too.

7:04 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I love the flower shape, those look delicious

7:14 AM  
Blogger Cristine said...

I have homemade marshmallows on my to-do list. Now I'll have to add these and make s'mores!!! Thanks for the recipe! Your graham crackers are so cute!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Wow! I am impressed. I have never tried to make graham crackers myself. The sandwiches are so cute.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh my gosh -- these look amazing! This would be the perfect after school snack! I would never even think to make my own graham crackers. See, you guys are just a constant source of inspiration!

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what a FABULOUS idea! They look so good!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

That's amazing! And I love the shape!! I have to try these!

7:47 AM  
Blogger April said...

I have been wanting to try these. I want to make them with homemade marshmallows for smore kits for Christmas. Thanks for posting about them!!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Susan from Food Blogga said...

Homemade graham crackers? I love it. Especially since it's so hard to find cinnamon graham or chocolate graham crackers at the market nowadays.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

How fun! I love making s'mores over the gas cooktop.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Maria how fun! I would never have thought about making homemade graham crackers but after seeing your success I want to! And homemade marshmallows? Can life get any better?

8:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

looks so crunchy and yum... :)

8:23 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

OK I have to know, do you like stay up all night cooking? I don't know how you find to time to bake. Well, lucky you. I love baking, could do it all day if I had the time.
I have never made homemade graham crackers. What a great idea to make them into sandwiches. I love this.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Anudivya-I will have to try using less butter next time. It makes a ton of crackers though so hopefully they aren't too bad:)

Dawn-I don't stay up all night baking, I am an early to bed, early riser gal! Josh helps me in the kitchen with everything so it really doesn't take us long to bake/cook! We are a great team!

8:37 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I've never thought to make homemade graham crackers. What a great idea - my kids would love them.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Maria, These look exceptional! Who would ever be satisfied with store-bought after trying yours?

You did a fabulous job. I wish I could reach through the screen. :)

8:40 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Cute cute CUTE! I love that you made them in an alternative shape. What a fun recipe :)

8:59 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

What a cool idea! I want to try this. I bet this would be a really fun activity to do with kids!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I'm saving this one! I tried making graham crackers awhile back and they were a DISASTER! The dough was so sticky it wouldn't roll out. The ones I did manage to get into the oven tasted good, but not all of them crisped up. So I'm going to try your recipe and see if I have better luck.

I made marshmallows last year for Christmas and they were to DIE for. I've been wanting to make them again...but I honestly don't think my 25 year old stand mixer can take another batch. I'm hoping to get a new KA Mixer for maybe we'll have marshmallows for New Years :-)

9:30 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

You must have read my mind. I was thinking of finding a recipe for these..Now I have to look no further! Thanks for the recipe.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Wow what a great idea! Those look fantastic, thanks for posting!

9:39 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

They are so cute! I definitely love the smores version and I know my kids would go crazy for these.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Graham crackers? Too cool! I'm surprised to see how easy it is. I don't think I'm doing store bought ever again. And nice job on the smores... now I'm craving camp fires again :)

9:43 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Cute shape!

9:51 AM  
Blogger sj said...

those look incredible! Yum!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I am going to make these today, they look great and cute :)

10:48 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

Ok, so I never even realized that you could make your own graham crackers! Shows how much I know! :-D I think Lucy would love these- I will have to give them a try! Thanks!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

I have been wanting to make these for so long, and then marshmallows for real s'mores. But not make my own chocolate, I think that would put me over the edge. Where did you find a recipe? Very cute cut out also.

11:44 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

what a neat idea...homemade graham crackers. you guys seriously make the best looking food/desserts ever.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

If I made homemade graham crackers my kids would think I was a saint. And chocolate and marshmallow yet! This is a winner.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I forgot to leave a link to some awesome homemade marshmallows if you didn't already have one. This is the recipe I have been making for a few years from cooking light.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Veron said...

I've always wanted to make homemade graham crackers. Your post just gave the push I need. Looks delicious and definitely better than store-bought!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Melanie Anne said...

Mmm--these look really good and very cute!! My boys LOVE graham crackers--so I will definetly have to give these a try! I love your scalloped cutter!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Amber-I am not sure where the recipe came from. It was in my stack of recipes. Of course we adapted and changed the one I had! We were pleased with the outcome!

Kate-Thanks for the link! I will have to check it out!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Beth G. @SweetLifeKitchen said...

YUM! What a great idea!! I love your background btw, I have plates with that design on it! FABULOUS!

1:46 PM  
Blogger mattbeatty said...

Those look delicious!

I've been dying to make homemade marshmallows for some time, using marshmallow root instead of gelatin. It's hard to come upon the original recipe which uses marshmallow root, so if you stumble across it, let me know!

2:21 PM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

What an awesome idea. I have been intrigued by the idea of making my own graham crackers for a while. My husband would love it if I did.

I like Stephanie's idea of giving these away with homemade marshmallows.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

yup. making these this week. if they make too many, we can use them for a graham cracker crust?!

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

How are ya'll not 100 lbs! If I ate all the tasty things you cooked I would blow up your house like Alice when she drinks from the wrong cup!

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

These look like so much fun to make! I never imagined making them yourself...I think I just thought they were born in a box! :)

3:48 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Ok I'm bookmarking these cause they look fantastic and I love graham crackers, great job!

3:58 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great idea. They look absolutely wonderful.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Calamity Cookie said...

I'm excited that you posted this. We don't get graham crackers here in australia and i come across recipes that I want to try (like smores) but cant. Now I can try making smores, Yay!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Oh I love this recipe... I will definately try making these! Especially with the chocolate on top!

I am surprised and happy about the small amount of sugar in these!
Cute cookie cutter shapes, by the way :)

5:34 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

These look fabulous! I've always wanted to try homemade graham crackers.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

omg, these rock!! i love the smores, too :) can't go wrong there!

7:59 PM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This time you guys out did yourselves. Love how they look with chocolate and marshmallows.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

These remind me so much of those chocolate-covered digestive biscuits I loved as a child. But you went and did it better by smooshing marshmallow in there! whooee!

9:05 PM  
Blogger The Caked Crusader said...

I've never had a graham cracker - we don't have them in the uk. They look very nice.

12:21 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

For some reason I thought graham crackers were made out of some special kind of flour.
Thanks for showing us that they are easy to make at home - and from regular pantry items as well.
They look wonderful, I love the shape.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Rambler said...

WOW!! I love graham crackers and this look like a great recipe - I am going to have to try these!

5:19 AM  
Blogger grace said...

most impressive, maria! file graham crackers under "things i could make myself but am too lazy to attempt since storebought is good enough"... :)

5:34 AM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

I'm planning on making my own marshmallows soon too. I've made them before, but never paired with homemade graham crackers. Those look great!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Great idea! These look absolutely scrumptious. I love that you sandwiched them into a delicious chocolate and marshmallow combo as well.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Oh wow, these are great! I'd definitely love to try making home-made graham crackers one day, thanks for sharing.


8:49 AM  
Blogger Risa said...

These look great! I will have to try them.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Wow, I have never even thought of making these at home - what a great idea!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I am very impressed. They're beautiful.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I cannot wait to try this recipe. I'm thinking a basket with homemade cloth napkins, your graham crackers, and some hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts!!!!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

Woohoo now I have a graham cracker recipe to make! I'm so excited, I made homemade marshmallows which was eaiser then I thought and now I have this recipe to add to gift baskets.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

These look great! LOVE graham crackers...will have to try this recipe!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Yum! I've wanted to try making these and homemade marshmallows too. I'll have to give them a try one of these days!

3:22 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

The crackers look great! Definitely try making homemade marshmallows, it's a lot of fun and they are so good.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I keep wanting to make homemade graham crackers and now you've convinced me to do it. I hate that every cracker and cookie in the store is full of high fructose and hydrogenated oils, so I love the homemade versions of goodies. Gonna try this recipe.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

wow, is it really that easy?! i had no idea.... i am so making homemade ones from now on instead of buying them!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I was going to make graham crackers today. I have never made them before. So I am checking out your site and I saw your fabulous recipe here and wow, I got right up and made them. The dough is chilling in the fridge.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Well I made them and I loved them! I like that they are not too sweet. Thank you. I will post about them on Tuesday.

5:56 PM  

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