Thursday, March 8, 2012

graham crackers- yum!

Remember these? These are the giraffe graham crackers that I made for Claire's birthday party. I mean, come on, when your daughter chooses a giraffe themed party you have to incorporate giraffes in any way that you can!

The kids love these crackers. I just made another batch for them. I'm going to double it the next time and try freezing a batch. These graham crackers are chewier than store bought ones, which are quite hard and crunchy, but the flavour is almost spot on.

Graham Crackers
(adapted from Haniela's Perfect Graham Cracker Recipe)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

6 tbsp butter, cubed

1/3 cup milk
2 tbsp orange juice
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together whole wheat and white flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. 

In separate bowl, stir together the milk, orange juice, honey, syrup, and vanilla.

Using a pastry blender (or two knives) add the cubed butter to the flour mixture. Once it has been cut in, pour in the milk mixture. Stir until combined. (I had to use my hands to finish mixing it all together.) If it seems really dry, just add a little more milk (or juice) until the dough comes together. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes. 

Roll the dough out and poke all over with a fork. (I floured my countertop and the top of the dough.) Use cookie cutters to cut dough and place on a parchment (or foil) lined baking sheet. I used small cookie cutters, and mine needed to bake for 5 minutes at 350. Using small cookie cutters I was able to make about 120 cookies (40 per sheet). The small ones are perfect for the kids to snack on.

I'm pretty sure that my kids each ate about 20 crackers the first day that I made them. I love knowing what goes into the crackers that the kids are eating. What kind of snacks do you make for your kids to eat? I'm always looking for new snack ideas for my kids.


  1. Love very good! I also love knowing exactly what my kids are eating. I' plan on making these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, how awesome!
    I never thought of making grahams!

  3. I'm going to try these VERY soon! :)

    I'm married to an American but we live in New Zealand where graham crackers are SSSsssooo... expensive. So, THANKS for sharing these!!

  4. Looks YUMMY! I would love for you to link up to Do Something Crafty Friday:

  5. So cute! These look yummy, I really want to try these. Thanks for sharing

  6. found you through Tater Tots and Jello! This is so cool. We live in JAmaica and I never buy them here because they are so expensive. Thanks so much for the recipe! If you're interested I have a link party on my site today and I'd love you to join it. Maria at

  7. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this! We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

  8. these are so darling. i love these graham crackers, they are the best. thanks for linking back to my site.


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