Friday, May 1, 2009

Graham Cookies

Yesterday I decided it was time to bake some more graham crackers!

Any "safe" baker knows that you should be sure you have all your ingredients
before starting your recipe. I, apparently, am a rebel baker. I did not check my ingredients and I ended up with only half the amount of flour I needed.

But, the damage was done and I figured I may as well see what I could do with the dough I had before me.

(thank goodness I had some wonderful help!)

The dough was more of a cookie dough consistency, so I thought: why not make cookies? I wanted them crisp like a cracker, so I decided to spread the dough out on my silicone mat.

Voila! Graham cookies were born!

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk
sugar (optional)

In a mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Add flour and baking powder, alternately with the milk.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use a silicone baking sheet or grease your cookie
sheet very well.

Drop "cookies" onto sheet, spreading out flat with the back of a spoon or spatula. Sprinkle with sugar (optional, but very much recommended!).

Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Your cookies will look a little soft, but don't worry, they harden up pretty fast once out of the oven.) Place on cooling rack

If/when I make these again, I may experiment with substituting coffee for the part of the milk!


If you are wanting more easy and few-ingredient recipes, head on over to Paige's Place for Five Ingredient Fridays!


  1. Those look good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great idea! I don't think I ever would have come up with that. It sounds like a good project to get the kiddos to help with.

    ~Nicole @ Paiges' Place

  3. oh yum! i love graham crackers, so this one will be one to try this week. everything is on hand which is the best kind of recipe to have! i think i will try the coffee version too, thanks!

  4. I am horrible about making sure I have all of my ingredients. These look really good! The coffee suggestions sounds delish too!

  5. Yum! Sounds good!


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