Homemade Graham Crackers

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Graham Crackers… smear some peanut butter or cream cheese and you have a instant snack for kids..  but to often they don’t fit into the grocery budget..  there is no way I am spending over three bucks for a box of crackers that they inhale in less than three minutes,  My kids love snacks and I like to have things around that are healthy and not full of additives that so many of the premade snacks have in them.  So I try and have oatmeal cookies or bars that I have slipped in carrots so at least they are getting some sort of nutrition that isn’t processed to the hilt. And is cheap.. not cheaply made but low in cost.

 When my oldest was a baby I came across a graham cracker recipe that was awesome but during our many moves and my lack of keeping things safe I lost it.... it has been my mission this spring to find the perfect recipe to make….  And remove one more store bought product that I can make at home off my list.


Gather you ingredients



Cream your butter and sugar


Add your Vanilla

In large mixing bowl add your flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Mix well


Add your flour mixture alternately with the milk. spill half of it on your counter....

Chill….


Dust your counter with flour generously, divide the dough and roll out to approximately 15” by 20” or until your dough is no more than 1/8 of a inch thick…


if your dough starts to stick to the counter roll up on your rolling pin like you would pie dough and sprinkle more flour…


Cut to desired size and prick a fork all over


Bake 10 to 15 minuets let cool and enjoy!!!
Recipe

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 cup milk


Directions

1.        In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Cover and chill dough until firm.
2.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rectangles. Place 1/2 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3.      Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp. Edges will be golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.
Toppings :

2 Tablespoons of sugar
2 Teaspoons of cinnamon
Sprinkle  over rolled out dough before cutting then proceed as directed.

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