My little guy absolutely loves graham crackers. So, thank goodness I learned how to make them in culinary school this past year and now I'll NEVER buy them again. It's just too easy to make them and they are just too delicious! Seriously. Once you try these you will never go back. Now all I need is to whip up some homemade marshmallows and make the most divine homemade S'mores of all time! :)
FYI... you'll definitely need a kitchen scale for this recipe. Weighing your ingredients is definitely the best way to get accurate and consistent results when baking.
9.6 oz all purpose flour
2.1 oz pastry flour
1/2 t. (.1 oz) baking soda
1/2 t. (.1 oz) cinnamon
1/8 t. salt
8 oz unsalted butter, softened
2.4 oz granulated sugar
2.1 oz brown sugar
1.2 oz honey
2 t. vanilla extract
-Sift the flours, soda, cinnamon and salt together and set aside.
-Cream the butter, sugars, honey and vanilla together on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until fluffy.
-Add the dry ingredients on low speed and mix just until combined. Do not mix after combined or you will develop the gluten too much and the crackers will end up being tough.
-Separate the dough in half. Roll each half between two pieces of parchment paper or Silpats into a rectangle the size of your cookie sheets and chill until firm.
-Bake at 350ºF for 10 to 12 minutes, remove from the oven and cut into squares. Return to oven and bake until golden brown.
-Let cool on pans and store crackers in airtight ziploc or container.