Whole Wheat Honey Graham Crackers

I am slowly making more and more of my own conventional foods… foods I would never have given thought to making myself a few years ago. But as I mentioned the reasons in this post, I keep looking for recipes to make our own foods most families would buy. I found this recipe here and here-with natural sugar. And I would like to try the Chocolate version sometime. I’ve made my own Graham Crackers twice now and my boys just love them!!! (Don’t all children??!!) And I admit, I like them too. So far they have kept very well, in my cookie jar. And boys seem to enjoy helping themselves when ever they feel like a little snack.

They are very simple and easy to make… Enjoy!!

Whole Wheat Honey Graham Crackers

2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup sugar
1 t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
¼ t. cinnamon
4 T. honey
¼ c. water
1 t. vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Add the liquids: honey, water, vanilla and melted butter.
Stir well until a nice ball of dough is formed.

Cut two pieces of Parchment paper the size of the cookie sheet. Lay one piece of parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Place the ball of dough on the parchment paper. Lay the other piece of parchment paper on top of the ball of dough. Squish dough down a little with your fist. Use the rolling pin to roll the dough between the pieces of parchment paper. Roll until the dough covers the whole cookie sheet. Remove the top piece of parchment paper.

Cut dough into 2 inch squares, or cut shapes with cookie cutters, being sure to separate the shapes from the surrounding dough a little. (I actually just cut them after baking. And it worked just as well.

Bake in oven for 18 minutes. Turn oven off, but leave crackers in the oven to get crisp. Remove from oven after 30 minutes to one hour. Break graham crackers apart. Store in an air tight container.

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