Monday, September 5, 2011

Homemade Graham Crackers


I ventured into crackers this weekend. Golden brown graham crackers.

Small ones of course. These are only about 2 inches square.


Combine flour, dark brown sugar, baking soda and salt and you’re on your way. Then, cut in the butter. Add honey, milk and vanilla and mix on low just until dough starts to come together. Chill.

Okay that was the overview version. Visit Smitten Kitchen for the full Graham Cracker recipe. When I first saw her post back in 2009, I was mesmerized by the cuteness of her crackers and color of the dough. I knew I would make them one day and I’m glad I finally did.

It’s fun to make homemade versions of things I would typically only think of buying. Like the gumdrops I made the other day. Or marshmallows. I need to try to make those soon. Or pop-tarts maybe? Nutter Butters… hmmmm.


After the dough was chilled and rolled, I roughly measured out 2-inch square cracker shapes, leaving a space between each square.


You’ll want to remove the extra dough (and reuse the scraps) to make sure the crackers don’t bake into each other.

That would be ugly.


You can use a wooden skewer to press along the center of each cracker and also to poke decorative holes.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, too before baking.


Then, when baked and cooled, you can snap them in half just like the larger version you’re used to.


Too cute.

But, I took these a step farther.


Yeah, I broke out the fondant.

Weird, right?

I mean fondant doesn’t go with graham crackers at all. But, I threw reasoning out the window and got a little silly.

Or a lot silly. Silly is good … and good for you.


Anyone see where I’m going yet?


What about now?

If you use Twitter regularly, you’ve probably guessed already.



Better yet, Instagrahams!

Instagram is a fun, free photo sharing app for your iPhone. I’ve recently become fascinated.


It lets you use filters with your photos and share them with your friends. It lets you see what they see. In an instant.

Try it.


Camera Crackers.


Graham crackers.

Homemade fun.

Rachel said...

O_O you are the best person on the planet. I’m an American living in New Zealand, and the lack of graham crackers has led to not being able to make so many delicious things. Now I can make my own!

September 6, 2011 05:28 PM
Bea said...

Love it. I will tried one day. Where do you get the fondant? Do you make it?

September 6, 2011 05:59 PM
sylvieaa said...

Really nice version crakers. I myself made ??a lot of icons for my iPhone cake.
Congratulations for all you do!!

September 6, 2011 06:10 PM
MINDY1 said...

OMG how adorable-app cookies :D

September 6, 2011 06:43 PM
Nic@diningwithastud said...

Oh these are amazing! I love instagram :) they look just like it! Such a great job!!

September 6, 2011 06:57 PM
Briana said...

These look too good! You should make Homemade Marshmallows, and these homemade graham crackers, and some chocolate, and make the most delicious, homemade s’mores EVER!

September 6, 2011 07:47 PM
Sue said...

So cute!

September 6, 2011 08:20 PM
Nicole @ Bake Me Blush said...

“Instagrahams”… those are adorable! They look yummy, too. I ought to try my hand at making crackers :)

September 6, 2011 08:34 PM
Sue said...

You’re so clever! Homemade graham crackers are so much better than store-bought!

September 6, 2011 09:03 PM
Toni said...

On of my college professors blogs and had a post about home made pop-tarts…
here you go:

September 6, 2011 09:35 PM
wanda said...


September 7, 2011 12:23 AM
Stephanie said...

Oh it’s so cute! I love graham crackers!!! :D

September 7, 2011 03:55 AM
Rose said...

Great! Thank you so much :) Especially for those of us in Europe who can’t buy things like Graham Crakcers and Poptarts (except in expensive online shops) this is amazing :)

September 7, 2011 05:44 AM
shaffy said...

you. are. HELLA. crazy. gooooooooooood!!!!!!! i would’ve just stopped at the freshly baked stage and just made s’mores. can i say it again?…. HELLA CRAZY GOOD!!!!!!!!!

September 7, 2011 08:55 AM
Pat Kuhn said...

so cute!!!!!

September 7, 2011 09:55 AM
Christine H said...

I am excited to try these! Some friends just made homemade graham crackers for our camping trip and it made me want to try my own, they taste so much better than the crackers from the box. Great timing for the recipe!

September 7, 2011 09:55 AM
Seanna Lea said...

That is hilarious. I want to make the graham crackers (because the idea of 100% homemade smores sounds so tempting), but the idea of turning the graham crackers into something more than just crackers the way you did makes me so happy!

September 7, 2011 10:36 AM
Jiann said...

This is probably the smartest idea anyone has ever had in the history of time. I can’t even get over its brilliance. I have to show this to everyone I’ve ever known!

September 7, 2011 11:15 AM
Nicole said...

aren’t you clever? these are awesome!

September 7, 2011 01:30 PM
Jessiker @ Jessiker Bakes said...

haha this is so cute!!

September 7, 2011 05:04 PM
sarah said...

Bakerella, that is completely clever! Love, love, LOVE it!

September 7, 2011 06:07 PM
Mighty Morgan said...

Awesome and amazing as always!!! Oh and I Love, love, love graham crackers, so I will have to find an ounce of time to try and make these ASAP!!!

September 7, 2011 08:37 PM
siamcase said...

Oh my goodness! Those are so stinking adorable! too cute! i am going to make graham crackers tonight! thank you for the idea.

September 8, 2011 01:10 AM
Summer said...

Love your blog! they look sooo cute :)

September 8, 2011 09:07 AM
Delphine said...

Perfect crackers ! Love the design of the camera ! xx

September 8, 2011 01:29 PM
katie o. said...

Umm, where’s the “like” button!

September 8, 2011 06:25 PM
Jackie Banda said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! LOVE THESE!!!! I work in PR and anything social media-esk steals my heart! I will be remaking these!! hopefully half as cute as yours!!

September 9, 2011 01:06 PM
Fatti said...

soooo clever and cute! you always amaze me with your brilliant ideas. way to go bakerella! :) more power!

September 9, 2011 01:40 PM
Laura said...

Wow! Im from Australia so ive never had a graham cracker before. I only just recently found out about smores but had to use another biscuit. Can’t wait to bake these to experience true smores!

September 10, 2011 07:09 AM
Miri Leigh said...

These look WONDERFUL. As delicious as delicious can be! Thanks for sharing :)

September 10, 2011 01:23 PM
Lydia said...

Just found out about “Bake Pops”. Those freakin’ infomercial people stole your ideas!!! >:(
They even used your cake pops! They made ice cream pops, bees, chicks…. Ugh! Stupid people! And the name, too! :(

September 10, 2011 03:40 PM
Kristen said...

Those are just about the cutest instagram cookies, ever!

September 10, 2011 04:09 PM
Cate said...

How cute! I don’t think I would have the patience to make them, but maybe…….if I send this post to a friend of mine, she will be kind enough to make some for me!

September 10, 2011 06:07 PM
Jennifer said...

Once again, you amaze me! Thank you for your creativity and great recipe finds. You always put a smile on my face and I look forward to your blog posts! My 4 littles and I are going to LOVE these I am sure!!! Thanks! Hope you are feeling great!!

September 10, 2011 07:37 PM
Flor said...

YOU ARE A GENIOUS! Your ideas are awsome!! And my kids love them! Even tough the reproductions are not as cute!

September 10, 2011 11:04 PM
Gia said...

This is AWESOME!!!! I love instagram! So cute :) You rock!

September 11, 2011 12:02 AM
Angela said...

My, aren’t you creative!

September 11, 2011 12:12 PM
April said...

I LOVE Graham crackers! Thank you!

September 11, 2011 01:52 PM
Tina said...

Omg…I was just thinking yesterday how ‘why doesn’t anyone make homemade graham crackers’…and now I found this today on your blog…how nice! FANTASTIC IDEA!

September 11, 2011 04:56 PM
kyleen said...

Aha, I love the word play: “Instagrahams!” Your graham crackers look so cute! I’d love to make these and make s’mores with them.

September 11, 2011 05:40 PM
Dorthy said...

Thanks so much for posting this. The only recipe I had called for graham flour, can’t find it anywhere. I enjoy your photos and recipes. They always make me smile :) So glad you are back in action!

September 12, 2011 11:14 AM
Linda said...

Love these!!!
How cute would it be to do an iphone cake with all the ‘app’ icons made this way. Hmm.

September 12, 2011 03:43 PM
Liz @ Southern Charm said...

My best friend is a photographer.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! She’s going to have the BEST birthday treat EVER ;)

September 12, 2011 05:07 PM
Michelle said...

So cute! Beautiful pics.

September 13, 2011 09:39 AM
Richel said...

I love this recipe and have made it for over a year. I use the cookie cutters that I got from Williams Sonoma (star wars, Cars2) to make these for my kids. They love them. They are one of the most requested things for mommy to make! They are also wonderful with a little vanilla bean ice cream and dare I say they are also wonderful dipped in chocolate!

September 13, 2011 01:16 PM
Erin Lee said...

I am twitching at the thought of these with home made marshmallows (when you make homemade marshmallows you will never get store bought ever again) and some chocolate making a homemade s’more. Something as delicious as a homemade s’more should be illegal. I am definitely making these very very soon.

September 13, 2011 06:58 PM
baobabs said...

these are awesome!!!! and i LOVE instagram

September 13, 2011 09:39 PM
Gastronomous Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!! they look absolutely adorable!

September 14, 2011 04:21 AM
lynn @ the actors diet said...

so freaking cute! i love instagram AND cookies

September 14, 2011 10:58 AM
Sam said...

Very nice work!

The irony is that you didn’t take the photos with Instagram! :P

September 15, 2011 03:43 AM
Jes said...

The photos you take are really amazing. First time checking out your site after seeing your book at a friend’s house.

September 15, 2011 02:54 PM
Trina said...

OMG! I love Instagram and I love graham crackers. What a great combo. Thanks for sharing :)

September 21, 2011 06:48 PM
Heidi Hawyes said...

Oh my word these are so cute man! I heart INSTAGRAM

September 22, 2011 09:04 AM
Sarah at Mr. Food said...

These are just too cute! I was sold even before you broke out the fondant :)

September 22, 2011 06:15 PM
blanche said...

graham crackers just happens to be your grandfathers favorite=glad you are on your way back up==go girl we knew you would be ok==you are still in our prayers

September 27, 2011 09:01 AM
Taís said...

Hi Bakerella! I’m from Brazil and I just love your site!! Everything is so cute and perfect, thank you for sharing!

September 27, 2011 10:03 AM
Sarah said...

Oooh perfect! We don’t get Graham Crackers here and I’ve always wanted to make smores. Now I know how to make them in time for cozy winter nights! :)

October 1, 2011 05:28 PM
Eileen Eulich said...

It’s ‘a step further’, not ‘farther’. God Bless!

October 3, 2011 12:34 AM
jessicat said...

Are you kidding me? Adorable, adorable, adorable. Your left brain must be HUGE!

October 10, 2011 01:04 AM
Alexa said...

Could you make these cute cookies with store-bought graham crackers? Or would the sizing just be off? These are absolutely adorable and look very tasty!

October 11, 2011 02:55 AM
Shanah said...

Wow! This is really amazing :D How I’d love to make some of those now ^^

October 15, 2011 04:30 AM
Lisa Michelle said...

Ha, this made me laugh! Such a fun idea. And they look so yummy!

October 17, 2011 01:41 PM
BELLArt said...

they are really cute! will definately try the grahm recipe, dont know how well i can decorate it though!

December 12, 2011 05:09 AM
me.who-else? said...

so its just like cookies, where you cut out the shapes, remove the extra dough, and re-roll it? If the lens on the camera was chocolate, it would be a semi-smore!

December 31, 2011 08:36 AM
merrilee beals said...

Where do I find the recipe? I saw how to make them but no list of measurments of ingredients.

February 8, 2012 08:45 PM
Ivy said...

Hi!! Nice!! But how did the fondant stick to the graham without moistened and make it soft???

February 18, 2012 12:48 PM
Wendy Bond said...

So super duper absolutely frickin wonderful and cute!!!!!!!!!

February 21, 2012 12:45 AM
Rose said...

Everyone is commenting on how cute they are and how they want to try them. I agree, but no one has posted that they’ve tried them yet. Where’s the recipe so I can actually make them?

February 29, 2012 06:56 PM
Frannie said...

I am obsessed with instagram and totally flipped when i saw how cute these were!!!!!

April 5, 2012 06:30 PM
simi said...

this food looks soo nice…im getting hungry just looking at it

June 25, 2012 07:12 AM
Gracie said...

they are one of the cutest things i have ever seen !!!!!!

July 7, 2012 01:40 AM
Nelly said...

Can I use light brown sugar?

July 10, 2012 07:46 PM
rachel said...

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August 4, 2012 12:21 AM
Pat Croft said...

how much do you use of each ingredient? it doesn’t say and i want to make these-tks

August 21, 2012 01:25 PM
Lexi said...

These are sooo cute!!! I’m really going to try making these now! (:

September 2, 2012 04:57 PM
nikki said...

a layer of chocolate and marshmallow fondant?

September 12, 2012 09:25 PM
kimbella said...

i remember making these and my friend freaked out about them thanks you your like the god of cupcakes

October 12, 2012 12:47 PM
Anna said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m an American living in the UK and can’t really find any graham crackers anywhere, so will definitely start making my own!

October 27, 2012 03:21 PM
Eleonore said...

Hi ! I’m French and I really want to try cheesacake, I heard I needed Graham Crakers but we can’t find them in France (it’s so bad >.<).
So, can I use grahams crackers made with this recipe for cheesacake making ?
(sorry for the bad english ^^)
While on the subject, I really love your website, bravo!
I haven't already tried any of your recipes but it will be fixed very very soon ;P

January 9, 2013 12:43 PM
DanielaC. said...

Wow! what patience! I pinned it, they are so beautiful (and one day or another I’ll try the recipe…), thank you!

January 21, 2013 06:55 AM
bec said...

pretty neat! i love graham crackers!

July 12, 2013 03:24 PM
Laura said...

Yum yum yum yum! These look amazing!

August 29, 2013 09:02 PM
Chloe said...

Wow! Instagram icon cookies!

October 25, 2013 04:09 AM
Cupcakegirl said...

Those are so cute

November 9, 2013 11:08 PM
nbhighmbr said...

April 14, 2014 11:42 PM
jamie said...

I want to make a barn out of graham crackers just like you would a gingerbread house. How would I get the fondant to stick to it and stay? Thanks!

November 1, 2014 06:28 PM
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