I’ll take a chance on anything homemade if it’ll save me time and money in the long run. These graham crackers were a hit among our boys, and rightfully so. It is so nice to whip up a batch of these and keep them throughout the week for a simple snack. I keep half in the fridge to stay fresh (up to two weeks), and the others are always in my diaper bag for a quick healthy snack on the go. Best part of all, this dough is extremely fun to make and the kids have a ball using cookie cutters to make different shapes. Add drizzled chocolate, or fill two cookies with marshmallow fluff. Whatever floats your boat. I am just thrilled to have this recipe on hand and not the box version in my cupboard filled with icky preservatives!
- 1 cup unbleached white flour
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup COLD, cubed butter (or non-dairy butter, earth balance is what we use)
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup honey
Pre heat oven to 350* Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour(s), brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Using a handheld mixer, add the cubed butter and mix just until the butter in tiny bits throughout. Now, add the applesauce and honey. Here, the dough will take on a more wet look, but still be extremely crumbly. Set the mixer aside, and knead the dough using your hands inside the bowl until the dough comes together. Pour the dough out onto a well floured surface and start rolling! You’re looking for a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut whatever shape you desire and place onto your baking sheet. If you want your crackers to turn out crisper, poke a few holes into each cracker. We like ours soft and chewy so we leave them as is. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the bottoms are barely golden. Set onto a cooling rack and let cool completely. Eat them up, or place them into an airtight container. Store in the fridge for maximum time freshness!
Adapted from : http://weelicious.com/2010/09/01/graham-crackers/