In my quest to cut down on processed foods, I have been trying to make more of our snacks. I have never tried to make crackers before, but the results were amazing! It isn’t quite as easy as buying a box of crackers at the store, but it didn’t take very long, my kids had a fun time helping, and the crackers are absolutely delicious!
HOMEMADE HONEY GRAHAM CRACKERS
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tbsp honey
In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a separate dish, combine the milk and vanilla. In another bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and honey with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes. Add some of the flour mixture, a little bit of the milk mixture and keep alternating, mixing in between until all ingredients have been added. Mix until the dough is smooth and shiny. (My dough was still a little bit crumbly but then I used my hands to finish combining the dough and it worked out perfectly.)
Place half of the dough on a large piece of flour-dusted parchment paper. Lightly dust with flour and roll out until the dough is about 1/8 inch thick. Do the same thing with the other half of the dough. Place the parchment paper on a cookie sheet, cover lightly with plastic wrap and then refrigerate dough for about an hour. Using a square cookie cutter (I had several sizes), cut dough into squares and transfer the squares to parchment-lined cookie sheets. Prick each cracker lightly with a fork and refrigerate for about 30 more minutes, until firm. Bake the crackers at 350 for about 15 minutes.
Cool on sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks. The crackers are delicious warm, but they are wonderful completely cooled as well. They can be stored for several days in an airtight container. Enjoy!