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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 (3)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
12/29/2010
I think it says to use a resealable plastic bag because they're cheaper than using a disposable decorating bag.
Rating: Unrated
12/29/2010
Much agreed with patcash- also why use a resealable plastic bag if you toss it out after cutting a [filtered] in it?
Rating: Unrated
12/27/2009
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.
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