Cinnamon Honey Graham Cracker Hearts

 

Every mom has to have a few tricks in her bag and a bag of cinnamon honey graham cracker hearts will go a long way to make the family happy  while satisfying a sweet tooth.  My contribution to Shay’s virtual baby shower hosted by Aubrey at Home Grown and Healthy is my favorite graham cracker recipe slightly adapted to make hearts for the very special occasion of welcoming a new baby into the family.

Shay designed my blog, actually she’s designed 2 blogs for me!  When Aubrey contacted me last year to ask if I would like to contribute a post to the virtual baby shower that she was putting together for Shay I started thinking about what I would like to contribute.  I know babies don’t eat graham crackers but babies grow up too fast and become kids who love graham crackers-homemade graham crackers even better!

Congratulations Shay, thanks for all your help over the years and I wish you all the best with your precious family-I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Cinnamon Honey Graham Cracker Hearts

Yield: 42 heart shaped crackers

Ingredients

  • 1&1/2 cups graham flour, plus more for rolling out the dough
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1&1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the Cinnamon-Sugar Topping
  • 2 tablespoons Demerara sugar
  • 1/8th teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Have your butter soft at room temperature before starting this recipe.
  2. Sift together the flours, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer beat together the butter, sugar and egg on medium high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the honey and vanilla, continue beating until smooth, stop and scrape down the bowl as needed.
  5. With the mixer on low speed add the dry ingredients in 3 batches-beat just until flour disappears, do not over beat the dough.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a sheet of wax paper and press into a disk shape, wrap with the wax paper.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  8. To make the Cinnamon-Sugar Topping
  9. Mix the Demerara sugar and cinnamon together, set aside.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  11. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
  12. Place the dough on a generously floured (graham flour) work surface. Dust the top of the dough with graham flour and lightly flour the rolling pin.
  13. Using a small heart cookie cutter cut out the hearts and place on the prepared sheets.
  14. Place the first pan of graham cracker hearts in the fridge while you prepare the second sheet.
  15. Gather up the scraps, dust with graham flour and roll out the remaining dough.
  16. Prick the crackers with a toothpick creating evenly spaced holes before sprinkling on the cinnamon-sugar topping.
  17. Bake for 10-12 minutes until firm and lightly browned on the edges.
  18. Remove from the oven and cool on metal racks.
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  1. Happy Birthday Patty! Hope you have a fantastic year ahead, and that it is one where I get to meet you more often :)
    These looks fantastic! Love how cleanly they cut too! Congratulations to your friend Shay. She is very talented, your blog is so pretty.

  2. Dare I say these look like s’more? :) Nicely done! I’ll bring the marshmallows and Hershey bars, OK?

  3. How sweet! Congrats to Shay and Happy Birthday to You!
    -Gina-

  4. I love these hearts, Patty! Too pretty! Happy birthday to you! :)

  5. These are so cute, Patty! Totally want to bite into one right this very instant! Hope all you Bay Area ladies get together every once in a while still =)

  6. These look so good I would even get past my disdain for heart shaped food to try them out. Yum.

  7. Graham crackers are a staple in this grandma’s pantry as well. These are much cuter and I’m sure much better than the ones in the box. :)

  8. I need to bake my own graham crackers too. These heart shaped ones are so adorable, Patty.

  9. Hi sweet Patty. What a beautiful tribute for this mama! I love graham crackers (and I have since I was a little girl). I can’t wait to make this for my own daughter! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. I hope today and this week brings many blessings and more good food!

  10. Patty, these are brilliant…I definitely need to make these for my grandchildren…they will love them! Hope your birthday was wonderful!

  11. I often times find myself eating my daughter’s snacks particularly graham crackers. And you are right, us moms always have something on hand to make our children smile. I can see how these cute little hearts would do just that! I must make these!
    - Lisa

  12. these are beautiful!

  13. These are SO pretty. I’d eat more than my fair share!

  14. This is the second graham cracker recipe I’ve seen these week and I’m so excited to make these for my grandsons. I love the heart shape and sugar sprinkles.

  15. These are so sweet, Patty! I have always loved graham crackers, especially cinnamon grahams and I really need to put these on my bucket list. The simple things are so much better home made! : )

  16. What pretty little graham crackers! These would be a perfect homemade snack.

  17. These look lovely!

  18. So pretty and such a fun addition to a baby shower! Who doesn’t love graham crackers!

  19. These look yummY! I have a gluten free version that I need try. I love Shay she worked on my livingwithfibroblog as well. So happy for her and her family.

  20. Did I miss your birthday? If I did, well, happy birthday!!! Now, I want some of these! They’re so precious…

  21. How did I miss this post? Nothing compares to homemade graham crackers – what a lovely virtual treat!!

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