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Simple Christmas Baking: Part 3 Graham Crackers

December 15, 2011

I made these last night; they were delightful. The dough rolled out easily and the end result was crispy and slightly sweet. I noted that the next time I make them, I may experiment by using less sugar. I cut mine into trees, sheep, camels, and some very tiny snowmen. I think our whole family will enjoy eating these, and in other seasons, I’ll cut them into different shapes.

Homemade Graham Crackers

“What?” I can hear people saying, “Why would you make graham crackers when you can buy perfectly good ones at the store!” Well, these only have 7 ingredients, compared to the 12+ in commercially available crackers. Second, here’s your chance to use those Christmas cookie cutters for something with some nutritional integrity. 

1/2 C. softened butter

2/3 C. brown sugar (I’d recommend reducing the sugar to 1/2 or even 1/3 C. This recipe makes rather sweet crackers.)

1/2 C. water

2 3/4 C. whole wheat flour

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. baking powder

1 t. (or more) cinnamon

1/2 t. freshly grated nutmeg

Mix the butter and sugar in the mixer bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Allow to sit for 30-45 minutes. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll to a 1/8” thickness. Cut into squares or long rectangles, or with cookie cutters. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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