Graham Cracker Sandwich Cookies
- Yield: Makes about 45 sandwiches
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2011
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup toasted wheat germ
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- Dark-Chocolate Filling
- Melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, for drizzling (optional)
Whisk together flours, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Cream butter and brown sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in honey. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add flour mixture, and beat until combined.
Turn out dough, and divide in four. Shape into flat rectangles, and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Working with one piece at a time, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured sheet of parchment paper laid on the work surface.
Line four rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Using a pastry cutter, cut dough into 1 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch rectangles. Transfer to prepared baking sheets. Place baking sheets in the refrigerator until dough is firm again, about 30 minutes. While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake crackers until golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool briefly on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. While crackers are cooling, make filling.
To assemble, spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of filling on the underside of one cracker. Sandwich filling with another cracker. If desired, drizzle assembled cookie sandwiches with chocolate, and refrigerate until set.