Monday, March 28, 2011

Cinnamon Graham Crackers

These are one of our favorite treats in the summer!  Spread them with a little peanut butter or frosting or use them for some delicious ice cream sandwiches. Yum!

1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour (I used a combination of freshly ground whole wheat and spelt flours )
1/2 C. wheat germ
1 C. unbleached flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. butter or margarine, softened (you could also substitute shortening)
1/2 C. brown sugar (I didn't want to make brown sugar so I used evaporated cane sugar)
1/2 C. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 C. milk

Sift together flours, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.

 In mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

Add in honey and vanilla.  (Hint: spritz your measuring cup with nonstick spray before measuring your honey and it will slide right out!)

Mix in sifted ingredients alternating with milk to form dough.  Dough will be slightly sticky.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Divide dough into quarters and roll into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface using a floured rolling pin.
Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into squares. Prick several times with a fork and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mix. 

 Transfer to cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from sheet and cool.

-Use these crackers to make a graham cracker pie crust.

-If you don't have wheat germ, substitute another 1/2 C. whole wheat flour.

-For chocolate graham crackers, substitute cocoa powder for the wheat germ.

-For plain crackers, leave out the cinnamon and don't sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar.

-These make awesome s'mores!


Amanda_douglas said...

wow, these look so tasty! I never thought of making my own, what a great idea!!

Hearthandshome said...

They are really simple and taste so yummy! You can store the dough in the refrigerator for several days and bake a little at a time.

Jessalyn said...

Yay! I have been wanting to make my own graham crackers, as my kids love them!!!! Thank you for the recipe and inspiration!

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies said...

Yum, those beat the storebought ones hands down. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your graham crackers up.

Hearthandshome said...

Thanks, I linked up! There are some tasty looking treats!

Leanne said...

This recipe is awesome!! I have made these graham crackers 3 times so far, everyone loves them. I have passed along your recipe and blog info.

Hearthandshome said...

Thanks Leanne!  I am thinking it's time to make up a batch for S'mores over the holiday weekend!

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