A little bit of nostalgia with these homemade graham animal crackers. Kid-friendly, easy to make, and fun to eat!
Course Dessert, Snack
Author Tasia ~ TwoSugarBugs
1 ½cupsall-purpose flour
⅔cupunsalted butterroom temperature
½cupfirmly packed brown sugar
2tablespoonshoneyI prefer local honey
1tablespoonhoneyI prefer local honey
1 teaspoonpure vanilla extract, almond extractor whatever flavor you prefer
For the graham crackers:
In a bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar and honey. Beat on medium high until fluffy, approximately 4 minutes. Scrape up and down sides of the bowl.
With the mixer on low speed add the flour mixture in three additions, mixing until just combined after each addition.
Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes before rolling or for up to 2 days. You can also freeze for up to 2 months and defrost in the refrigerator before rolling out and baking.
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Unwrap the dough and place between two sheets of parchment paper. On a clean work surface, roll out the dough to a ¼ inch thickness.
Use any cookie cutter, sharp knife, or pizza or pastry cutter to cut out the graham crackers. If using the cookie cutters I used, you'll get about 46 cookies.
Bake until golden brown, about 10-14 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Mix honey, milk and choice of flavoring in a medium bowl until well combined.
Add powdered sugar to honey/milk/flavoring mixture. Mix until well combined. You may need to add a little more milk if the consistency is a little too thick. Add just a teaspoon of milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency. You want the frosting glaze to be on the thicker side, but still spreadable. I typically add 1-2 teaspoons to get to a good dipping consistency.
Split the frosting glaze into smaller bowls and color, if desired.
If using sprinkles or embellishments to your graham animal crackers, add them before the glaze dries. The glaze will dry firm enough that you should be able to stack your graham animal crackers.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.Graham cracker recipe from Sweetened with Honey
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