There are 2 cookies I will buy store bought. I'm pretty anti boxed snacks/foods or anything out of a can. When it comes to feeding myself and my family I want to know what they are eating... if its from a factory god knows whats really in there.... (Lets not talk about hot dogs and bologna though... because I can't seem to get away from purchasing those haha and THEY are the worst processed foods of all time)
Anyway 2 cookies that we buy allot of... Graham Crackers and Nilla Wafers. Sounds boring right? I think the only people who buy these are either over the age of 70... or parents of toddlers. My kids love them! I must admit.... I'm a sucker for peanut butter on grahams, and a straight up Nilla Wafer from time to time.
So I'm going to try tackling re creating these family favorites!
Honey Graham Crackers:
Adapted from Martha (what doesn't this women do?)
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for working
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
3 tbs honey
Preheat oven to 350
Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium bowl set aside.
Beat butter, brown sugar, and honey into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix on med until its fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Reduce speed to low. Add the flour mixture, and mix until combined. And it forms a dough.
Turn the dough out on a piece of floured parchment paper divide into 3-4 balls roll out one at a time so its about 2mm thick (it doesn't rise hardly at all so the thickness you roll too will be about the thickness of your cookie)
After you have cut your shapes out, prick with a fork all over the cookie (about 6 times) Take your sheet of parchment paper carefully move it to the freezer. Freeze them for about 15 minutes.
They will easily break away from each other and be hard so you can transfer them to your parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 5 minutes, then rotate baking sheet half way to promote even browning. Return to oven and bake for about 3-5 more minutes. Watch them carefully as they brown up really fast. When they are nice and golden brown they are done!
Remove from oven and let cool about 1-2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
These taste just like the Honey Grahams we all know... but somehow are better? Like much much much better.
Now I need to learn out to make my own mallows....
|Kid tested and approved!|
This recipe is linked at...
This Chick Cooks