Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Graham Crackers

What's the name of that one disorder...you know, the one that fills you with dread every time you think about having to go grocery shopping. There is such a thing right? I'm fairly certain I have it. I can shop for HOURS for clothing, books, and purses. For groceries, however, I need to get in and get out of the store as quickly as possible, because I fear that my rising blood pressure would cause spontaneous human combustion. Yes, that is something that would logically happen. Duh. On second thought, maybe I just have a fear of spontaneously combusting.

Anyway, the whole point of this was that I had no graham crackers in my pantry. And no graham crackers in the pantry means I couldn't satisfy my cravings for s'mores! Ever had a craving left unsatisfied? Ever lived to tell about it? Exactly.

So I had two choices: suck it up and haul ass to the nearest grocery store for graham crackers OR ....

Graham Crackers

Adapted from Allrecipes.com


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


 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.

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sandwich the dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness.

Remove the parchment paper that was on top of the dough and cut into rectangles. Place crackers, including parchment paper, on to a baking sheet.

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.

Eat plain or...

Cravings satisfied.


  1. The nutella instead of melted chocolate is a great idea too!

  2. These would be perfect with cheese too! Bookmarking this recipe, Christa Rose.

  3. These look insanely good! I have a massive weakness for Nutella, and just the thought of adding melted marshamllow... mmmm...


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