Graham Cracker Cookies

These graham cracker cookies are positively loaded with crushed graham crackers giving them an amazing taste with a soft and chewy texture!
Graham Cracker Cookies recipe

My mama is always asking me how I come up with ideas for new recipes. And I’m all, I dunno, I guess I’m just magic?

Unfortunately, that’s a lie. I don’t have one magical bone in my body, which I think is crap. Why does Harry Potter get to have all the fun? Not fair, if you ask me.

Graham Cracker Cookies recipe

Anyway, the other day I was in the mood to bake. I’ve also been running seriously low on blog recipes with the move and holidays both happening right around the same time. I basically took 4 weeks off of blog cooking and that’s kind of insane.

So, there I was standing in the pantry, feeling like I needed a cookie. Then I saw the oats and thought, hey, I’ll make some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Then I saw the graham crackers and I thought, nope. Forget the oats. I’m grinding up some graham crackers and turning them into cookies. A cracker cookie! A delicious, chocolate filled graham cracker cookie that makes me weep with joy.

Graham Cracker Cookies recipe

So, that’s how these happened. Now you know.

The texture is a bit different from your average cookie and the flavor really does shout graham crackers if you ask me. The melty chocolate chips are optional, except not, because chocolate. 

Graham Cracker Cookies recipe

Just wait until you see what I do to this cookie base next time. I have grand plans. Oh, do I have grand plans. UPDATED: I turned these into s’mores cookies! 

Graham Cracker Cookies recipe

Graham Cracker Cookies recipe

Graham Cracker Cookies recipePrint Recipe

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degres.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.
Beat in the vanilla and egg until well combined.
In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture until just combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Cookies will look slightly underdone, but should set up nicely as they cool.

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69 Responses to “Graham Cracker Cookies”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness January 31, 2014 @ 6:32 am (#
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    Pretty sure my eyeballs seriously popped out of my face at that last picture. THE MELTY CHOCOLATE.
    I love that you used graham crackers here! I mean, i love a classic chocolate chip cookie, but a little twist is always fun. Variety is the spice of life.
    So is chocolate.

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  2. Belinda@themoonblushbaker January 31, 2014 @ 7:36 am (#
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    Love when a cookie and kitchen raid some together and just work. The texture of the graham crackers must make these so addictive! not to mention the chocolate.

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  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wife January 31, 2014 @ 8:55 am (#
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    Soooo totally wish I had magical Harry Potter powers. I would make one of these cookies appear in front of me rightthismoment! I love love graham crackers but have never tried them in a cookie. Karly, you are brilliant :)

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  4. Jodi January 31, 2014 @ 9:58 am (#
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    Oh Karly, these look amazing. I will definitely be making these. I’m pretty sure you have some sort of magical powers because you are ALWAYS coming up with brilliant recipes. Love your photos of these cookies.

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  5. Holly January 31, 2014 @ 2:03 pm (#
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    Karly, these cookies are calling my name! And your photos are stunning, as always! :)

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  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 31, 2014 @ 2:46 pm (#
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    This is such a neat flavour!! LOVE this!

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  7. christine January 31, 2014 @ 4:36 pm (#
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    is there anything different in this recipe for high altitude?

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    • Karly replied: — February 1st, 2014 @ 9:51 am

      Hi @christine,

      I’m afraid I really can’t help you with that. I have never baked in a higher altitude, so I have no knowledge or experience with it.

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  8. Paula – bell’alimento January 31, 2014 @ 5:09 pm (#
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    I love cookies! I need to try this recipe very soon! Yummy!

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  9. Amber Kristine January 31, 2014 @ 6:45 pm (#
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    Oh Karly, these look just delicious! I’m a big cookie baker and the whole house just loves any cookie I make. These look mouth watering, really. The last picture really got me though. Why can’t I just electronically take some through the computer? That’d be too easy, huh? Haha. :)

    I’ll definitely be trying these out!

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  10. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen January 31, 2014 @ 7:25 pm (#
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    Who needs Harry Potter with friends like you!!! There is no magic involved just all Karly good thinking and great baking! Yum Yum I think Graham Cracker Cookies are genius!

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  11. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 1, 2014 @ 9:55 am (#
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    Mmmmmmmmm these cookies look INSANELY deliciouuuuuusssss!

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  12. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet February 1, 2014 @ 10:13 am (#
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    GENIUS! Turning graham crackers into flour – love it!! These cookies look amazing and they need to happen in my kitchen! Pinned!

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  13. Kristy February 1, 2014 @ 3:53 pm (#
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    What temperature are these baked at?

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  14. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps February 1, 2014 @ 10:38 pm (#
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    Mmmm LOVE this idea!!

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  15. Emily @ Life on Food February 2, 2014 @ 5:49 am (#
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    Oh man these look super delicious. That melty chocolate makes me weak in the knees. Basically I cannot resist it.

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  16. Joanne February 2, 2014 @ 8:02 am (#
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    Do these taste kind of cookie butter-y?! I always imagine graham cracker “flour” will taste like cookie butter in cookies!

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    • Karly replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 10:23 am

      @Joanne,

      Hmm, I guess they do a little, but not much. I do think cookie butter tastes like graham crackers, but I didn’t immediately think of these as tasting like cookie butter, so…yeah. I think they taste more like graham crackers in a mostly not cookie butter-y way. That’s not confusing at all, is it?

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  17. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life February 2, 2014 @ 1:35 pm (#
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    What I would give for a couple of those cookies with a melted marshmallow in the middle! Holy magic cookie! Fist bump for creating a cookie that I want to seriously smash in my face!!!

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  18. Erin February 2, 2014 @ 9:18 pm (#
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    I never comment on recipes but these cookies are AMAZING! I cannot recommend these enough! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • Karly replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 10:18 am

      @Erin,

      Oh, I’m so glad you liked them!

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  19. Jenny Flake February 2, 2014 @ 9:28 pm (#
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    Ok, these are fabulous!! Need :) xo

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  20. Jennie @themessybakerblog February 3, 2014 @ 9:09 am (#
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    Ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookies are a snack I crave almost daily. I love this creative version.

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  21. olivia belawske February 3, 2014 @ 2:36 pm (#
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    What temp do you set the oven at

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    • olivia belawske replied: — February 3rd, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

      @olivia belawske, never mind found the temp

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  22. Elizabeth February 5, 2014 @ 3:25 pm (#
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    Hello How do you get the chips to be “melting” after baking them? Mine never look like that? Thank you for the interesting recipe. I am going to try it.

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    • Karly replied: — February 6th, 2014 @ 7:50 am

      @Elizabeth,

      I took the photos right after these were taken from the oven and I cheated a bit and smooshed the chips around with my finger for that melty effect. ;) Chocolate chips are meant to harden back up as they cool.

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  23. Sabrina February 5, 2014 @ 5:59 pm (#
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    these cookies are THE BOMB! I seriously could make these every day and never get sick of them. My son is eating them right now and is in heaven. Thanks for sharing. I love all your recipes. :)

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    • Karly replied: — February 6th, 2014 @ 7:49 am

      @Sabrina,

      So glad you guys liked them! :)

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  24. Tracy | Pale Yellow February 5, 2014 @ 6:07 pm (#
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    It’s like s’more cookies without marshmallows, love it! Keep the crazy ideas coming!

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  25. dina February 6, 2014 @ 8:09 am (#
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    they look yummy!

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  26. Laura Prestano February 12, 2014 @ 2:43 pm (#
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    Oooooooo how bout we sandwich them with marshmallow fluff!!!???

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  27. Joni February 24, 2014 @ 12:04 pm (#
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    Genius!!!! Because I am lazy, I made these as bars in an 8×8 pan. And I threw in some toffee bits. OMG. So. Good. So good, that I made them again a mere 3 days later, but this time, I left out the chocolate chips. I baked half the dough in an 8×8 pan for about 8 minutes, then sprinkled chocolate chips on, and covered that with some melted Kraft caramel bits. I put the remaining dough on top and baked for another 15 minutes or so. Yum! Thanks for coming up with this graham cracker dough – it is AWESOME!!!

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    • Karly replied: — February 25th, 2014 @ 8:57 am

      @Joni,

      Sounds amazing! :)

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  28. Rona February 26, 2014 @ 8:35 am (#
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    How many graham cracker sheets did you crush to get the desired amount of crumbs?

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    • Karly replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 8:52 am

      @Rona,

      Sorry, I’m not sure. I just stuck them in the blender until I had enough.

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  29. Dylan March 5, 2014 @ 9:33 am (#
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    Are you sure this only makes 15? They must be pretty big! I found a similar recipe on another site (very similar measurements) that claimed it made 3 dozen. Regardless, totally trying them tonight.

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    • Karly replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 10:20 am

      @Dylan,

      Hi Dylan! It will definitely depend on how large your cookie scoop is and how much dough you sneak before baking. ;) Honestly, I’m pretty sure it made 15, but I’ve been known to make mistakes and I do make a lot of cookies, so I may have messed up the yield on these!

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  30. Rebecca June 20, 2014 @ 10:31 pm (#
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    Used this cookie base for a s’mores cookie that I posted on my blog. YUM! Just, yum.

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  31. Amber July 10, 2014 @ 3:58 pm (#
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    Hi Karly! I have been trying your recipes for a few months now, and I absolutely LOVE your blog! Out of all the recipes I’ve tried, this one is my favorite! I tweaked it a little by using Mini Chocolate Chips and adding 1 cup and a half instead of just 1 cup. I baked them a bit longer than you suggested because I think I made them too big, but they flattened out and are SO CHOCOLATEY & DELICIOUS! I’m going to use this recipe as my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe from now on! Whenever asked about the recipe, don’t worry, I’ll be sure to send them right here. :) You’ve helped a 23 yr-old college student learn how to better her cooking skills and for that I Thank you! All the best.

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    • Karly replied: — July 11th, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

      @Amber,

      So glad to hear you love these!! Thanks so much for reading. :)

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  32. tiffany August 3, 2014 @ 8:56 pm (#
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    I made these and oh my goodness they are delicious !!!!! I had Graham cracker crumps laying around after a cheese cake I made and I was trying to find the perfect thing to use them for and I must say this was a MORE then perfect way to use them.Thank you thank you thank you for scraping this amazing recipe !!

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  33. Shannyn August 13, 2014 @ 9:02 am (#
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    What type of chocolate chips did you use?

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    • Karly replied: — August 13th, 2014 @ 9:49 am

      @Shannyn,

      I almost always use milk chocolate, because that’s what my husband and kids prefer, but any would be just fine.

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  34. Vickie August 16, 2014 @ 2:32 pm (#
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    Just saw these o Facebook and went to my kitchen immediately to make them!!!!!

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  35. sabina August 18, 2014 @ 3:43 pm (#
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    I would love to make these but what are graham crackers

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  36. Alaina October 18, 2014 @ 1:51 pm (#
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    ok im confused….how could anybody not know what a graham cracker is? Are you secretly an alien from another planet @sabina?? LOL just kidding but that question really got me wondering! @karly these look DELICOUS!

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    • Karly replied: — October 18th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

      @Alaina,

      I’m guessing she’s not from the US. :)

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  37. Melanie December 1, 2014 @ 4:36 pm (#
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    I’ve made these several times now and they are heavenly! We made them again today and we added just over 1/4 cup of Skor bits…..they won’t last long :)

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    • Karly replied: — December 1st, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

      Ooh, great idea! Bet that was a tasty addition!

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  38. Jocelyn December 13, 2014 @ 3:37 pm (#
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    Two thumbs up! These are delicious cookies, and so easy to put together. Next time I ought to make a double recipe. Thank you!

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    • Karly replied: — December 14th, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them!

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  39. Abby December 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm (#
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    OHHH I’m just dying to know what you did next with this cookie !!
    love using graham crackers……

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  40. Abby December 17, 2014 @ 10:35 am (#
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    Hi, thanks for the speedy reply… I love those tiny marshmallow bits, you can use them in so many things because they don’t melt as quick, I like them in fudge too.

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    • Karly replied: — December 17th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

      Yes! I was hoping to get a s’mores fudge up before Christmas and failed. Darn it! :)

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