New This Month

Jennifer's Graham Cracker Sandwiches


These wholesome treats are made with wheat germ and brown sugar. Fill the cookies with raspberry jam for a burst of fruit flavor (other fruit jams also work), and drizzled chocolate adds an indulgent finish.

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen sandwiches

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for parchment
  • 1 cup whole-wheat graham flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam


  1. Whisk together flours, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

  2. Beat butter and 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.

  3. Turn out dough, and divide in half. Shape dough into 2 balls. Wrap each in plastic, and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Roll out each ball into a rectangle (1/8- to 1/4-inch thick) on a floured piece of parchment. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a fluted pie cutter, mark 24 rectangles (each 1 1/2 by 2 3/4 inches) on each dough sheet, scoring but not cutting all the way through. Prick dough with a fork to create dotted lines. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

  5. Transfer dough on parchment to baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 17 to 19 minutes. Let cool on sheet. Break cookies at perforations.

  6. Transfer chocolate to a resealable plastic bag. Cut a tiny opening in 1 corner. Transfer half the cookies to a wire rack, and drizzle with chocolate. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes. Spread 1 teaspoon jam on underside of each remaining cookie; top with decorated cookies.

Cook's Notes

Cookies without chocolate and jam can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 week; otherwise, 2 days.

Reviews Add a comment

  • RochelleGG
    29 DEC, 2010
    I think it says to use a resealable plastic bag because they're cheaper than using a disposable decorating bag.
  • MS10702140
    29 DEC, 2010
    Much agreed with patcash- also why use a resealable plastic bag if you toss it out after cutting a hole in it?
  • patcash
    27 DEC, 2009
    Maybe the graham crackers are of a better quality then the kind you buy ready made, but I have made my own graham cracker cookies since I was a kid using the boxed crackers and I make a buttercream frosting and stir in peanut butter and put between the crackers. Everyone loves them and are a good thing for days you crave something sweet and don't feel like baking or have the time.