Sunday, 23 September 2012

Graham Wafer Cookies

Adventures in Gourmet S'mores!
S'mores are great no matter how ya make them. But... if a little extra time and effort it put in... you can make them BEYOND AMAZING... and then you just can't return to those regular store-bought stale marshmallows and crumbly dry graham wafers again.

Here I bring you homemade graham wafer cookies! This recipe is from here, but I want to try it from here next time and do some comparing. On the search for perfection. These are darn close.
Graham Wafer Cookies
Recipe from Marshmallow Madness
Notes: These don't particularly taste like the store-bought graham wafers you're used to... but they are a delicious cookie that pairs excellently with chocolate and marshmallows! They have a nice little hint of cinnamon which I loved.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
In a food processor, blend together the flours, sugar, salt and cinnamon. the the butter pieces and honey and blend until mixture comes together.
I found my dough to be VERY crumbly... but in the end it all turned out to be okay. So no worries.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about one hour. I kept mine in the fridge for too long, and found that I had to kind of work the dough to get it to soften out afterwards. So, in hindsight, to make less work, I would not let it keep in the fridge for much over an hour.
Line baking sheets with parchment or silpats. turn out the cookie dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/8 inch thick.
Cut out your cookies into rectangles, or whatever shapes you want. You can even use cookie cutters!
Place your cookies on the prepared trays and prick with a fork. I played around with some funky designs. Now you need to chill your cookies back in the fridge for about 15 minutes before baking. Time to preheat the oven to 350 (or 325 for hot ovens).
Bake cookies for 14-16 minutes until lightly golden. Let cool on pans for a bit, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Get your graham wafers prepped for some serious s'more making! When they are still warm from the oven, take your favourite good quality chocolate bar (I used this one, to use for salted caramel s'mores!)and break it into small pieces. Place/gently rub the chocolate over the warm cookie to melt and adhere the chocolate to the surface. Now all you need is a toasty marshmallow, and Gourmet S'mores are so totally possible!

<3 Lari

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