If you asked my husband to describe me, I can almost guarantee that he would include the word “cheap” in the mile-long string of words that would follow. I can talk myself out of buying anything – I have to take my vacuum completely apart, clean it, and put it back together at least 3 times a week. It still works though! So why buy another one?!
cheapness thriftiness is okay with me most of the time. And then there are times when I realize I have a fridge full of brie that’s about to expire and nothing to spread it on! Because I refuse to buy cookies/crackers/whatever unless it’s on sale and I have a coupon. Gah.
You guys. These have got to be the world’s best graham crackers. They’re almost like a shortbread! They’re really buttery and were the perfect vessel for my baked brie.
Super simple too! It took me about 10 minutes to throw the dough together and after a quick chill all I had to do was roll it out and cut it. My only complaint is that I don’t think I rolled them thin enough which means I didn’t get a ton of cookies out of the recipe. Boo! Oh well, I won’t mind making them again!
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (plus more for rolling)
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8 ounces 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, at room temperature
- ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, and honey. Mix on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. In two additions, add the dry ingredients, letting the first fully incorporate before you add the second.
- Turn the dough out and flatten it into a rectangular shape, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes or up to 2 days. (The dough can be frozen, well wrapped, for up to 1 month.)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Unwrap the chilled dough, and on a lightly floured surface, roll it out into a rectangle about â…› inch thick. Using a ruler and a pastry cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into 3-by-3-inch squares; use a spatula to transfer the rectangles to the prepared baking sheets as you go. Reroll the scraps of dough once, and cut out more cookies. Using a paring kninfe, gently score each square to create a line down the middle, taking care not to cut all the way through the dough. Using a fork, pierce each rectangle with two rows of six to eight marks.
- Bake the graham crackers, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until they are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- The graham crackers will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.