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Homemade Graham Crackers

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Too cute.

But, I took these a step farther.

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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.

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Anyone see where I’m going yet?

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What about now?

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

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Instagram.

Better yet, Instagrahams!

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

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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.

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Camera Crackers.

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Graham crackers.

Homemade fun.

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187 comments on “Homemade Graham Crackers”

  1. ?????? ???? ????????????????????????????????????????

  2. 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!

  3. ChicoParty.com

  4. Those are so cute

  5. Wow! Instagram icon cookies!

  6. Yum yum yum yum! These look amazing!

  7. pretty neat! i love graham crackers!

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

  12. a layer of chocolate and marshmallow fondant?

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

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

  15. now can make myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy own at home and give some away to my friends and cowockers

  16. Can I use light brown sugar?

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

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

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

  20. 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?

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

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

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

  24. 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!

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

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

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

  28. 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!

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

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

  31. 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! :)

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

  33. 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

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

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

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

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

  38. Very nice work!

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

  39. so freaking cute! i love instagram AND cookies

  40. AMAZING!!!! they look absolutely adorable!

  41. these are awesome!!!! and i LOVE instagram

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. So cute! Beautiful pics.

  45. My best friend is a photographer.

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

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. I LOVE Graham crackers! Thank you!

  51. My, aren’t you creative!

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

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

  54. 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!!

  55. 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!

  56. Those are just about the cutest instagram cookies, ever!

  57. Just found out about “Bake Pops”. Those freakin’ infomercial people stole your ideas!!! >:( http://www.buybakepops.com/?gclid=COztuui1k6sCFQVrgwodNlZEyw
    They even used your cake pops! They made ice cream pops, bees, chicks…. Ugh! Stupid people! And the name, too! :(

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

  59. 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!

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

  61. 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!!

  62. Umm, where’s the “like” button!

  63. Perfect crackers ! Love the design of the camera ! xx
    Delphine

  64. Love your blog! they look sooo cute :)

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

  66. 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!!!

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

  68. aren’t you clever? these are awesome!

  69. 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!

  70. 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!

  71. 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!

  72. so cute!!!!!

  73. 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!!!!!!!!!

  74. 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 :)

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

  76. THESE LOOK SO AWESOME. great site!

  77. On of my college professors blogs and had a post about home made pop-tarts…
    here you go:
    http://www.thefamilyfoodie.com/2011/05/strawberry-breakfast-tarts.html

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

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

  80. 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!

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

  82. OMG how adorable-app cookies :D

  83. Really nice version crakers. I myself made ??a lot of icons for my iPhone cake. http://www.amusesbouche.fr/article-iphone-opera-cake-83416962.html
    Congratulations for all you do!!

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

  85. 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!

  86. These are too cute. I like the idea of homemade pop tarts- I have definitely seen a lot of those on tastespotting recently. Also, smitten kitchen is one of my favorite cooking blogs. I’m planning on making the simple pasta sauce this weekend.

  87. Oh my goodness! Those are so stinking adorable!

  88. Absolutely brilliant! Very cute, Bakerella! I never fail to be impressed by your creativity.

  89. thats so cool I love it!

  90. I would never think to make graham crackers! And of course, I love that you had to add your own little touch to them..too cute!

  91. luved it
    Y i cannot subscribe to recieve updates by e mail

  92. Wow that’s genius. They don’t sell graham crackers in my country, and I keep wanting to eat/make things with them. And you manage to take something amazingly tasty and cute, and make it cuter! Where do you get all this inspiration???

  93. The instagrahams are so so cute! I saw your tweet and couldn’t wait for the post. Love your creativity Bakerella!!

  94. aaah love it! and I love instagram

  95. I really want to make these! I’m into that right now too, making things I usually buy, I can’t wait to try these pumpkin poptarts by Joy the Baker http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/10/pumpkin-pie-pop-tarts-with-maple-glaze/

  96. Wow bakerella, you are awesome!! When I read your posts I get so inpired I want to run to my kitchen and start baking! Thanks as always, for sharing such fun ideas!

  97. I love instagram, too, this is SO cute!!!

  98. too cute! i am going to make graham crackers tonight! thank you for the idea.
    just made pineapple brownies and they were so good!
    I have the receipe for pop tarts, but havent made them yet.

  99. awesome & yummieee <3

  100. I was loving the cracker recipe alone, then you whipped out the fondant and these turned into the coolest little bikkies everrr! :)

  101. I am anticipating have the best smores for all upcoming fall cook-outs. I just need a good marshmellow recipe. Because does it really get any better than hand made graham crackers, hand made marshmellows and really yummuy quality chocolate.

  102. These are so fun! I love how you combine your love of food and art! :)

  103. Bakerella- Where’s the “instagram” pic of the “instragrahms!” Now, THAT would be cute!

  104. I agree with the others who are urging you to try making marshmallows. A really cute hostess gift is the homemade graham crackers, homemade marshmallows, and a bar of chocolate for the Best S’Mores Ever.

  105. I don’t cook or bake. (I’m an artist that enjoys using food in my paintings) But I love opening my email and finding your newest blog !!!!!!!!! Your posts just fascinate me.

  106. Yum! I have never made my own graham crackers, but would love to try

  107. Bakerella,

    You always come up with awesome ideas…but what’s more awesome is that you are doing what you love and are making other people smile….i know I do when I see another email in my inbox. :D -Homemade goods always taste better.

  108. fabulous as always! Hope you are well

  109. they are tooooooo cute………..and i have that app………fun fun fun

  110. Wow–your instagrams are amazing!

  111. Awesome! So creative. I love the way your mind works.

  112. Ridiculously cute… you seriously are the MOST creative person! So glad to have you back and baking again. :)

  113. Aren’t these fun! How did they taste?

  114. You should make all the icons

  115. I totally did NOT see where that was going. I love it Bakerella! :)

  116. You are oh so clever. I haven’t seen you on FB lately. Today was the first time in awhile. Happy to check out your blog again. I just love your ideas. Thank you for sharing. :-)

  117. LOVE me some Instagram… but your Instagrahams look even better :)
    Supa cute, Bakerella!!

  118. Wow! They even look store-bought!

  119. Ahhhh love these! Instagram is the best, isn’t it?! Such a cute post today :)

  120. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. these! Must try soon!

  121. You are so creative! Your homemade graham crackers look fantastic, but your little Instagrams are amazing!

  122. These are adorable! I’m going to check out the full recipe now. I can’t get Grahams in the UK and they are so essential for smores!!!

  123. Love those Instagrahams! Cute! You should def. Make marshmallows. Very easy and better than store bought. I like Alton Brown’s recipe. I have to make these grahams for my kids…..

  124. Fantastic! We dont have grahams crakers here in UK but loads of recipes online require them! Thank you, you are a star xx

  125. mmmm looks good to try

  126. Oh wow, these are so cute! I love them!

  127. There are no graham crackers in Australia – until next weekend when I make these. Thank you so much!!

  128. I love grahams! Did you use just plain flour or actual graham flour for these?

  129. This wouldn’t work in the UK; here, “graham” and “-gram” don’t rhyme AT ALL. :-)

  130. I’m so excited that you’ve posted this – I’ve never been able to find any Graham Crackers in the UK, which has ruled out quite a few recipes, but now I can make my own! Hurrah!

  131. What impeccable timing you have! I’ve been looking for a great recipe that doesn’t call for obscure ingredients that I can’t find—or that cost a small fortune!
    You will never want a store-bought marshmallow again after making your own. The fun part after the first batch is coming up with new flavors—the flavor possibilities are endless, as are the shapes!
    I’m so glad you’re “cooking” again! Thank you…

  132. these are such a cute idea. You are so talented!

  133. I’ve been thinking of homemade graham crackers for weeks, ever since I made a S’more Cobbler and am thinking of making another completely from scratch. Graham crackers and marshmallows all from scratch as well.
    These look delicious!

  134. awesome post! I just learned my lil one has a sever allergie to soy and have been looking for recipes for his fav treat,,,smores had everything but the recipe for the grahams! thank thank you

  135. What a perfectly wonderful idea! One could make any of the iPhone icons, even though they wouldn’t be as clever as instagrams. I love how your brain works, Angie! I want to try this too!

  136. Too cute! I’ll put them on my to-bake list right away!

  137. So did I! Only mine are gluten free dairy free and were made out of necessity. Mine tasted soooooo yummy. But they were a pain in the patootie to make!!!! However, watching my 5 yr old with Celiac eat a Graham cracker with a marshmallow & chocolate did make it worthwhile.

  138. I ove instagram and these look great! I’ve never seen graham crackers in Australia so they will be fun to try out

  139. so cute! Thanks for sharing. I’m curious, what does ‘cut in the butter’ mean? How do you do this?

  140. I really love graham crackers. My mom used to ice them with leftover icing (she baked a lot), and then she would put them in the freezer. We always had iced grahams and milk after school. Yummy!

  141. Okay where were you when I was looking for GOOD tasting graham crackers??? These are awesome … can’t wait to try them. I used the little crackers on my cupcakes and the crumbs butter and sugar on my pops … but graham crackers do not taste like they used to. They are dry and un-sweet and crumbly. Thank you for this … you are the best and I love your site! PJM

  142. Oh my goodness! I never thought of making those – but they are so cute it would be fun to try!

  143. (I forgot to add) — If my last son were a boy, I wanted to name him Graham, just so I could call him Graham Cracker. Alas, we got a girl and named her Jolene. :)

  144. Very beautiful and so deftly executed. Bookmarked for sure.

  145. Honestly, Bakerella, you are hands-down the most creative person on the internet. I just adore your posts.

  146. These look so cute! If you want to try a simple yet extremely tasty homemade marshmallow – check out our favorite marshmallow recipe on our blog! It is listed under joandsue.blogspot.com – The Great Marshmallow Debate. So much better than store bought :). Can’t wait to try these crackers.

  147. There so cute! It looks like you had a great time making them.

  148. How cute! I’ve already conquered marshmallows, so I think the next step would be to make these! :-)

  149. These are so cute! I bet these would be delicious with homemade marshmallows for s’mores!

  150. Holy cuteness!!

  151. These are SOOO cute! This past year and a half has been a much more creative time for me..thanks to YOU! I’ve made several of your cake pops. I’ve also tried new things that in the past I only would have wished i’d tried. Thanks for making a difference Bakerella!! Continuing in my prayers for your improving health :)

  152. Definitely try marshmallows! I love to make marshmallows. I’ve made little tiny animal shapes, let them dry a day or two, then dehydrated them. Those are great for my dad’s camping trips. They spent the whole trip trying to guess what animals they had floating in their cocoa. :) Sometimes a horse falls on the marshmallows, but if they are dehydrated they are still good in the cocoa, even as crumbs — if not dehydrated, they stick too much to the plastic bag and won’t come out.

    I recommend the FamilyFun “merry marshmallows” recipe. Or the recipe in the book Chocolates and Confections at HOME with the something. Can’t remember the whole title… Wonderful book, though, with pictures and amounts of time until whatever you are making is supposed to do whatever it is doing. The FamilyFun recipe lends itself well to using honey instead of corn syrup. Then you can have honey vanilla marshmallows. Or honey orange. Or honey peanut butter (a big hit with the campers).

  153. Lol! This is so clever and so cute!

  154. These looks yummy and cute (and probably much healthier than the store-bought versions)! I can’t wait to try them!
    Oh, and homemade pop-tarts and marshmallows are very easy to make (and fun with little ‘helpers’ too)! I’ve made both:
    http://turnerfamilyx4.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-countdown-homemade.html
    http://turnerfamilyx4.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-countdown-homemade-pop.html

  155. You are so dang clever.

  156. Deb – thank you so much.

  157. Oh my these are too cute!!!

  158. I’m so honored to even indirectly affect your baking. The cameras are adorable. I’m addicted to Instagram. Every time you post these days, I smile because we’re so lucky to have you back!

  159. Amazing! I’m in love!

  160. Ooh I’m completely addicted to IG what’s your username?

  161. That is so cool, I want to see how well they turns out for crumb crusts!!!

  162. Wow!!! I must try these gluten free ASAP!

  163. I HAVE to try these, the recipe I have has wheat germ in it and they come out a little grainy. i want a smooth cookie…if that makes sense. Gotta try these tomorrow!!!!!!!! I love how you scored them by the way. yumm

  164. Now if only I had an iphone!! Oh well, these crackers are still super adorable!! Do they taste anything like store bought graham crackers?

  165. brandy – I like the way you think.

  166. Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to make these!! My 12 month old is crazy for graham crackers.

  167. Love them! You’re so creative with your goodies and with your words!

  168. Love these! What a great idea! There is no rule saying that Fondant can’t be used with Graham crackers. Fondant is part of the marshmellow family :)

  169. Love your insta”gram” crackers!!

  170. Those look delicious! I had a recipe for graham cracker’s years ago I lost and I remember just how delicious they were! Plus your decorating skills are incrediable! Happy Baking

  171. CUTE!!!

    Amanda

    softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

  172. Those are sooo cute. I’ve got to beg my mom to let me make them!

  173. I love this! You should do an entire app series! AppCrackers! So cute!
    I love the idea of making graham crackers too, they are so delish.

  174. THATS AWESOME! im eating grahams right now:)

  175. Graham-tastic and so cute!

  176. The Instagrahams are totally cute!

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