• 14 tablespoons unsalted butter (1¾ sticks), at room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for garnish
  • Two 1½-quart containers strawberry cheesecake ice cream  


Serves: Makes about 30


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium-low speed until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in batches while alternating with the wet ingredients (milk, honey and vanilla), and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until a very thick dough forms. Divide the dough into 2 equal-size disks, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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Before rolling out the dough, preheat the oven to 350˚F. On a large sheet of parchment, trace the outside of a standard 18-by-13-inch half-sheet pan and trim the excess. Set a disk of dough on top of the parchment cut-out, then roll out the dough until about ⅛-inch-thick, trimming the excess. Transfer the dough on the parchment to a half-sheet pan and repeat the steps with the remaining disk of dough.

Sprinkle both sheets of dough with the sugar, then dock the surface using a fork to recreate a store-bought look. Place both sheet pans in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.

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Once out of the oven, halve both sheet pan cookies crosswise. (This makes cutting the sandwiches easier later on.) Let cool.

homemade graham crackers
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Meanwhile, thaw the ice cream at room temperature until it becomes spreadable, 5 to 10 minutes.

Spread the ice cream evenly over the cookie on 1 of the sheet pans. Set the remaining cookie on top, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

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When ready to serve, cut into ice cream sandwiches as desired.

homemade graham cracker ice cream sandwiches
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