Homemade Graham Crackers. Use these to make S'mores, enjoy them plain or dipped in chocolate.
In a medium bowl (or use a food processor*)combine Whole wheat pastry flour ( 1cup and 3/4cup), All purpose flour (1/3cup), brown sugar (1/3 cup, packed), baking powder (3/4tsp), baking soda (1/2tsp), cinnamon (1tsand salt (1/2tsp).
*If using a food processor, pulse to combine.
Add chilled butter cut up into cubes (8tbsp/1stick) and work the dough with your hands until it resembles cornmeal, set aside.
*If using food processor pulse until it resembles cornmeal.
In a small bowl combine together milk (2tbsp), orange juice (1tbsp), honey (1/4cup), Vanilla extract (1tsp).
Pour all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir all ingredients together with a wooden spoon then using your hands form the dough into ball, make a disk, wrap it in a plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
*If using a food processor gradually pour liquid into the dry ingredients, while pulsing, until mixture is thoroughly moisten and when pressed with your fingers it holds together. Don't over mix it.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper or use a Dough EZ Rolling System. Dust the work surface lightly with flour. It's okay to roll it out thinly about 1/8 inch.
Either cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or use a ruler and divide rolled dough into even square/ rectangular pieces. Cut straight lines with a pastry wheel.
Use a fork to poke holes into the cookies. Or if you have a small decorating comb like I have use it instead of the fork.
Bake at 350F for 12 -14 minutes, or until golden brown, watch carefully so they don’t burn. Thicker cookies need more baking time, thinned cookie will be done faster.
Let the cookies cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
Yes you can, however I prefer to use Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. I find it less bitter than whole wheat flour.
Orange juice helps to cut down on the bitterness of whole wheat flours.
Sure, follow your favorite recipe for graham cracker crust using baked homemade graham crackers.
Absolutely. I used to make Heart S'mores.
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