What better way to make family memories this month than getting in the kitchen? Katherine Morgan, owner of Oklahoma City’s popular hot chocolate and shaved ice food truck Katiebug’s, has fond memories of baking with her family throughout the holiday season.
Exclusively for our readers, she shares her family recipe for homemade graham crackers below. These festive cookies can be stamped on the top just before baking, making them ideal gifts for friends or Christmas Eve snacks for Santa.
Katiebug’s Homemade Graham Crackers
- 1 1/2 c. organic whole wheat flour
- 1 c. organic all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. organic brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
- 1/2 c. (1 stick) Kerry Gold grass fed butter
- 1/3 c. honey (we use local Andrews honey)
- 1/4 c. organic milk
- 1 Tbsp. organic vanilla extract
- In the bowl of mixer combine flours, brown sugar, cane sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix on low with the paddle attachment to incorporate.
- Add cold, cubed butter and mix on low until the mixture is the consistency of coarse meal.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, milk and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture and mix on low until the dough comes together.
- Divide in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until firm, about 2 hours in the fridge.
- Turn out chilled dough onto a lightly floured work surface and roll into a long rectangle about 1/8” thick.
- We use a square scalloped cookie cutter to cut the dough but you could also use a knife or fluted pastry wheel and cut the dough.
- Poke holes into the crackers using a fork or toothpick. (we put a “K” for Katiebug’s)
- Repeat with the second batch of dough.
- OPTIONAL: in a small bowl combine 3 Tbps. of organic sugar and 1 tsp. of Saigon cinnamon. Sprinkle on top before baking.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly browned (shorter time for softer crackers, a little longer for crunchy).
- Remove and cool on baking rack for at least 10 minutes.
Catch Katiebug's this month from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday-Sunday in December at Midtown Holiday Shops (N.W. 10th St. & Hudson).