5 from 4 votes
Homemade Graham Crackers Recipe
Prep Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Forget the boxed version! Homemade graham crackers with cinnamon and honey are a delicious alternative to store bought crackers, and a perfect treat to make with your kids.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Leslie @ playdatesparties.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
Instructions
To Make the Dough
  1. Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to combine and break up any lumps.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and honey until light and fluffy.
  3. Add dry ingredients into the creamed butter, one or two spoonfuls at a time, mixing on low to combine. Add vanilla and small splashes of milk between spoonfuls to keep the mixture moist.
  4. When ingredients are well combined, divide dough into 3 balls, slightly larger than the size of a fist.
  5. Sandwich one ball of dough between two layers of parchment paper on a firm, flat surface. Roll the dough out as thin as possible. Repeat with remaining dough balls. Place the rolled dough on a flat pan and refrigerate for at least two hours. (Chilling overnight is preferred)

To Bake the Crackers
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Use cookie cutters to cut out graham crackers in your desired shape and pierce the center with a fork.
  3. Alternatively, use a pizza wheel to cut the dough into a 5x15" rectangle, and then subdivide into smaller rectangles. Use a fork to pierce the rectangles.
  4. Re-roll and cut the dough until all the dough is used.
  5. Place cut crackers onto your prepared baking sheet
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 8-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your crackers. Rotate the pan 5 minutes into the baking time to ensure even baking. Remove crackers from the oven just as you start to see the first edge of your crackers turn golden brown and the tops are no longer sticky.
  7. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack
Recipe Notes