Homemade Graham Cracker Cookies
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fine kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Land O Lakes unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 heaping Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoon milk, room temperature
- Preheat oven 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift together flour, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, honey and milk. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the dry ingredients in three additions, beating well after each. The dough will be very dry. Add a little more milk until it holds together slightly.
- Dump it on the counter that has a dusting of flour on it. Shape the dough into 2 rectangles and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the fridge and let the dough come to room temperature, but still be cold. Place one rectangle between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/8 thickness.
- Cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter, poke tops with a fork and sprinkle each cookie with sugar. Gather up scraps and roll out to make more cookies. Repeat with the second rectangle of dough.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Store baked cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy!
On Learning That the Words “Crisis” and “Sift” are Related
I picture my mother’s hands and the silver, mesh sieve.
She was not a meticulous cook, but occasionally
she took the time to sift flour.
Big lumps remained, could not pass through.
That’s the point, she told me.
Only that which is willing to be broken down
Heartbreak, infection, isolation: they sift us.
On a walk, I see a neighbor
Hungry to hear each other speak, we discuss books
at a six-foot distance.
In the afternoons, I drive out to see birch trees,
fields in thaw, and ice breaking up in the harbor.
The gulls have returned.
Our children call.
While my husband reads the recipe to me, I mix scones.
We laugh when the blueberries spill.
I memorize Psalms. He plays guitar. I read.
What does not matter does not make it through.