Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe is an excellent subsitute for store bought brands of graham crackers. Also useful to those who don't have a local source for a boxed graham cracker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
  4. Cover and chill dough until firm.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Grease cookie sheets.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 0.125 inch thickness.
  8. Cut into rectangles.
  9. Place 1/2 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp.
  11. Edges will be golden brown.
  12. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Pretty good recipe to try, especially when you run out of eggs and want to make some kind of cookie. A few suggestions to dress up the graham crackers a little: 1) Prick the tops with a fork before baking. 2) Spread honey on the tops before baking; or wet the tops with a little water, and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before baking.

The Scone October 12, 2001

I loved it. I have been looking for a graham cracker recipe for the longest time. It was easy to prepare and I did sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on the top before baking. Thank you so much!!!

dayla September 20, 2002

Honestly, I was leery after reading the reviews. I needed something for my 2 year old to snack on so decided to try this. I upped the milk from 1/4 to 1/2 cup. It is really dry here and so I ended up adding another 1/4 cup for a total of 3/4 cup of milk to the recipe. You'll know when you have the right consistency. I also took the suggestion of brushing the tops with butter and sprinkling with cinnamon sugar. I rolled out the first batch to 1/4 inch but you really need it to be 1/8 of an inch to get a nice crispy cracker instead of a cookie. I do not like graham crackers but these tasted great! I think this is an excellent recipe that just needed a few tweaks to it. Next time, I am going to top them with honey. This is definitely a keeper, I may even make a few batches to pulverize for graham cracker crumbs. A much better version than the cardboard type you buy in the stores. Try it, you know you want too!

enigma535 March 24, 2010