Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers
from Kelseyskitchen

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

Sift together the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
In a medium bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar and honey until light and fluffy.  Stir in the sifted ingredients alternating between the milk and vanilla.  Cover dough and refrigerate for at least an hour.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Divide the chilled dough into quarters.  On a well floured surface, roll the dough out one quarter at a time into a 5x15 inch rectangle.  Divide into rectangles using a knife.  Place rectangles onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Mark a line down the center of each one, and prick with a fork.  Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.  Sprinkle graham cracker dough with cinnamon and sugar before baking.  Bake 7-10 minutes in preheated oven.  Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.


{cooks note} 

I had been wanting to try and make my own graham crackers for a while now and then finally decided to do it when this recipe popped up.  I'm not totally in love with it, but my kids devoured them.  I took them to nursery as a snack and the leaders said that the kids ate them all gone.  The process is just like making sugar cookies.  My good camera died somewhere in the mix, so I had to pull out my point and shoot which was also giving me problems.  Notice the bad fuzzy pictures.  So, there are many steps missing, but you get the gist of it, right?  One of these days things will work out for me.

All of the dry ingredients in the sifter.
Just after sifting.
The dough ready to be chilled.
I cut my rectangles with a pizza cutter. I then got a toothpick and made lines in each individual rectangle to copy the store bought graham crackers.  Don't forget to prick them with a fork.
Homemade graham crackers...a lot easier than you would think.


Aunt Debbie said...

Give yourself a break. All of your photos look great to me. I'd really like one of those crackers right now.

Makenzie is staying with us this week and I introduced her to your blog. She loved it! I showed her how to make whole wheat bread. She said she would try it at home. I think she's hooked.

NaDell said...

Thanks for your great recipes. I've been trying some of them out. I'll have to print this one now. Thanks!

tharker said...

Homemade graham crackers! This is brilliant!!!!

Teri said...

Since we know "Kelsie's Kitchen", I KNOW this is a good recipe!

Love the pictures, btw.

Neralee Mahuika said...

I'm so glad you've posted this! I've been wanting Graham crackers for ages to try out a recipe I saw online only it's near impossible for me to source them (unless I want to pay $40US - approx $60-$80 NZ for shipping)