Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies

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Shopping trips to the health food store with my Mom as a kid were b-o-r-i-n-g. Grocery shopping seemed to take forever. And I swear my Mom said “no” to every good looking food I wanted to put in the cart. It was like she was trying to sabotage my childhood by not buying six dollar boxes of cereal that actually LOOKED like the Lucky Charms my friends got to eat. Never mind the price. I just wanted to be like other kids. I couldn’t even spell Amaranath back then let alone say it. But Amaranath cereal went into the cart and expensive all natural look a like Lucky Charms? Not allowed in the cart.

graham cracker

It seemed so unfair back then. It seemed like we never got any normal food. But then after we packed up the car my Mom would reveal a surprise. Sometimes it was M&M look a likes and other times it was chocolate chip graham crackers. Those Barbara’s Snackimals were by far my favorite.

graham cracker recipe

Now when I drag my kids through the health food stores, I surprise them with a package of their favorite crackers.

chocolate chip cookie

These homemade crackers were devoured quickly  in our house and I’m sure they will have the same fate in yours! They taste like a chocolate covered graham cracker. Or a chocolate graham cracker. Or chocolate chip cookies. I’m really not sure how to describe them except that every little bite gives you the flavor of chocolate chip cookies, graham crackers, and chocolate. They are absolutely delicious. Grab a glass of milk and start dunking. This is the perfect after school snack for grownups and kids!

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies

Yield: 60 1 inch cookies

Serving Size: 5 cookies

Is it a cookie or a cracker? With the rich taste of graham crackers and the sweet taste of chocolate chip cookies it can be hard to decide! These cookies taste just like the chocolate chip Barbara's Snackimals cookies and will be made and gone in no time. Grab your milk and start dunking!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat or white whole wheat flour + extra if needed.
  • 1 cup graham flour*
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg yolks and vanilla and continue blending until smooth, scraping the bowl if necessary. Slowly add in the flours and continue mixing until flour and sugar mixture is well blended. Add more flour if necessary as you will want the dough just barely stiff, to the point it begins to pull away from the sides.
  4. Once dough is ready, turn off mixer and knead or gently fold in chocolate chips. Divide the dough into three equal portions, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one hour or overnight.
  5. When dough is chilled, remove dough from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness between two pieces of plastic wrap. Cut shapes out with cookie cutters. Place cut out dough on a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat. Leave 1/2 inch space in between cookies as they will expand slightly during cooking.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (cooking time may need to be adjusted depending on cracker size--start checking them after ten minutes), or until cookies are firm, but not hard to the touch. (Crackers will continue to harden as they cool). Remove from oven and move to cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
  7. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.

Notes

We found our cookie cutters in the clay section at Hobby Lobby. Instead of using brown and white sugar, you can substitute coconut sugar for both sugars in the recipe. We used graham crackers that we blended in the food processor for our graham flour.

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SEE OTHER BARBARA COPYCAT RECIPES HERE:

Gluten Free Snackimal Copy Cat Cookies by Bring Joy

Homemade Vanilla Barbara’s Snackimal Crackers  by Crafty and Sassy

Puffins Peanut Butter Cereal Copycat by Feed Me I’m Cranky

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Comments

  1. okay, cute, cute, cute!! I would eat these by the bucketful! what a fun recipe to share with kids!

  2. Oh yes, I am pinning this! Visiting from Chef in Training’s party!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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