Friday, August 8, 2008

Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

Evan and I have a love affair with crackers. I like to think that it stems from my great grandfather Berties love of the crunchy treat. I remember many a lazy day spent at his house eating graham crackers covered in butter, or oyster crackers eaten straight out of the box.

Our snack cupboard is filled to the top with all sorts of different crackers. By far, our favorite of all the crackers in this vast cracker kingdom we call home, is cinnamon sugar crackers. When we are desperate for a sweet treat we have been know to take a plain graham cracker and cover it with butter then sprinkle it with cinnamon & sugar. We’ve even done it with plain tortillas. I believe the year that Evan started kindergarten he ate cinnamon sugar toast almost every single morning. “Extra cinnamon-sugar please” was the most he said some mornings. Very quiet child.

I was so happy to see a recipe for Cinnamon & Sugar Crackers on Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese and Carbs.


Cinnamon Sugar Crackers
2 ½ c. flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 t. salt
4 T. olive oil
¾ c. cold water
For sprinkling on top:
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon



Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl being sure to get everything well blended. Add the oil and half of the water and begin mixing. Add more water as necessary to form a rough dry dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it comes together into a cohesive ball.

Divide dough into even quarters. On a piece of parchment paper, roll dough as thin as possible. Cut the dough into squares or other desired shape and use a fork to prick each square. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon/sugar mix.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown, turning the sheet once half way through. While the first batch is baking, roll out another quarter of dough. Let baked crackers cool before breaking apart. Store in a ziplock bag.
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