Homemade Graham Crackers

When I think of summer, I dream of days with absolutely nothing to do.  The truth is, the kids have swim dates, trips to the library or animal shelter, birthday parties, errands to run, etc.  Don’t get me wrong; we’ve had plenty of lazy days, and I do love having friends over.  But, days like today with absolutely nothing going on seem to be few, and therefore I cherish them!  In honor of our “nothing” day, we decided to make homemade graham crackers for s’mores.  We wanted to do homemade marshmallows too, but didn’t have gelatin on hand.  My little baker was my helper.

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Homemade graham crackers are yummy… and easy!  I didn’t watch the first batch carefully, and the edges got a little dark.  The kids loved them, but were most excited about s’mores!

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The recipe was one I printed a long time ago, but I am sure there are a ton of recipes out there.  Here is the one we used:

1 stick butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp honey

1/2 Tbsp molasses

1/2 Tbsp vanilla

3/4 cup flour

2/3 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, honey, molasses, and vanilla.  Add the flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt and mix to form a thick dough.  Press the dough into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill for one hour, (or 20 minutes in the freezer).  Preheat oven to 350.  Roll out chilled dough between two pieces of parchment.  Cut the dough, and place parchment onto cookie sheet.  Poke each cracker with a fork a few times.  Bake 10 – 14 minutes.  (Mine was closer to 10, though the recipe called for 12 – 14 minutes).  Enjoy!

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