Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies from Karly - Buns In My Oven on My Baking Addiction

Karly from Buns in My Oven is sharing one of her favorite cookie recipes with you today. If you’ve never met Karly before, now’s your chance to know someone awesome! You’re going to love every single recipe on her site. Thanks for guest posting, Karly!


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.


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.


Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies – a cracker cookie? Yep, and it’s delicious!

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!


Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy
  3. Beat in the vanilla and egg until well combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture until just combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. 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.
adapted from Land O'Lakes Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies recipe

41 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Adding graham cracker crumbs to cookie dough is a fabulous idea! Definitely need to try!


  2. Cheryl H — March 14, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Are those semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate? Or does it make any difference?


    • Jamie — March 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Milk chocolate chips were used but semi-sweet would work too. I hope this helps.


  3. Nikki — March 14, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I make a cake using either graham cracker crumbs or ‘Nilla wafers. The idea of cookies sounds great. I will have to try this soon.


    • Jamie — March 16, 2015 at 9:10 am

      I hope you get the chance to try them. Thanks for visiting.


  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — March 14, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I love graham crackers! This is such a smart idea and if you added some marshmallows, they’d be really fun s’mores cookies too :)


    • Jamie — March 16, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Great idea, thanks so much for stopping by.


  5. Jade — March 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I love finding recipes that use up graham crackers. I have almost a full box left in my baking cupboard after making s’mores cups that I’ve had no clue what to do with. Since I love chocolate chip cookie these will be awesome! Thank you!


  6. Cathy — March 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    These are so calling my name! I had a graham cracker cupcake with chocolate chips in it and I fell in love. Will definitely have to try these :)


    • Jamie — March 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      I hope you get the chance to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by.


  7. AnnMarie Johnson — March 23, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I bought a ton of GC crumbs on sale and am always looking for recipes to use them up. So I had my daughter make these earlier this week, and I may have just found my new favorite cookie! (Previously, it was my grandmother’s choc chip recipe, so I’m not sure if I can take that off the top of the list….) My husband agrees. But my daughter didn’t like them! More for us….


  8. Barb — April 23, 2015 at 12:35 am

    I live in Australia so what is the equivalent to Graham Crackers?


    • Jamie — April 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

      You might try digestive biscuits, I think they are similar. I hope this helps.


  9. Peter — April 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    This definitely sounds worth a shot – my focus group (co-workers) would surely give good feedback :). Would flavored (cinnamon) crackers be acceptable, or would the added spice/sugar throw the flavor off?


    • Jamie — April 24, 2015 at 9:13 am

      I think the cinnamon crackers would be a great twist! Thanks for stopping by.


  10. Mary — January 23, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Made w peanut butter M&M’s, yummy! 


    • Jamie — January 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoyed them, Mary!

  11. Maryann — February 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Will these be Extra sweet being you are using the “sweet” gram crackers?


    • Jamie — February 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Regular graham crackers will work just fine. They’re not too sweet. Thanks!

  12. Michelle — July 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    They did not come out right..they were in the same formation of balls or half crumbled balls at the end of 7 min..and underdone


    • Jamie — July 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I’m sorry they didn’t work out, Michelle. Let me know if you give it another try!

    • Cassy — August 17, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Same happend to mine :((

  13. Abigail — July 19, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I made these yesterday with dark brown sugar and dark chocolate chips. I baked each batch of 12-ish for 9 minutes, as after 7 they were still completely raw. They looked underdone when I removed them and as the recipe said, firmed up well outside the oven. This made 3.5 dozen 1-inch-diameter cookies. They are soft and melty and delicious. I love chocolate, but next time I would cut back on the chocolate chips so they’re less overpowering and you can taste the cookie more. Thanks for the recipe!


    • Jamie — July 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      You’re welcome, Abigail! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  14. Kim — July 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm

     Absolutely love this recipe.  I used a mixture of peanut butter and chocolate chips plus used 1/2 teaspoon or carmel extract. Very very good!!!! 


    • Jamie — August 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoy the recipe, Kim!

  15. Arianna — August 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    This is the ONLY way I will make cookies. I don’t use chocolate chips though. I’ve used different candies. (Kit Kat, Milky Way, Hershey

    ‘s Cookies and Cream…..whatever comes to mind) I will definitely try using cinnamon graham crackers next time though. Yummo!!!


  16. Bobby — August 20, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Such a great take on a classic style chocolate chip cookie, very simple to make and so deliciously scrumptious, the graham cracker crumbs really bring it together. I even experimented a bit with additional add-ins like butterfinger bits, butterscotch, and cinnamon morsels.


    • Jamie — August 23, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Those add-ins sound great, Bobby! I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  17. DT — September 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I have yet to make these but was thinking about using this recipe for a cookie cake. I want to use a marshmallow fondant for a top decoration, make a smores type flavor profile. Do you think this would hold up out of the form pan? 


    • Jamie — September 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Hi, DT! I say give it a shot. Let me know how it goes!

  18. Mark C — November 21, 2016 at 3:16 am

    OMG these are good!  And so simple. I subbed about 1/4 of the brown sugar with white just because I ran out. Also cut back on the semi-sweet chocolate by 1/4 per someone else’s suggestion. Definitely my go-to cookie now. 


    • Jamie — November 21, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that, Mark! All the best to you!

  19. Rebecca — November 23, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I just made these. They came out delicate..but so perfectly delicious!! My daughter loves them! I might never make regular chocolate chip cookies again. I cant wait to put these on my christmas cookie platters. Thanks for the recipe!


    • Jamie — November 23, 2016 at 10:07 am

      You’re so welcome, Rebecca! I’m so glad your daughter likes them!

  20. Terri — December 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I made these today and I will definitely use this recipe again. This is a nice spin on the chocolate chip cookie! I would have never thought to use graham cracker crumbs in place of regular flour. They turned out very soft, moist and delicious just the way I like them! I added walnuts to mine, so delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!


    • Jamie — December 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Terri!

  21. Susan — December 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Made these cookies and followed recipe to a T, but they did not come out anything like the picture. Extremely crumbly and after 7 mins ( even 12-15 mins) they were still raw and in balls. Even took them out and let them finish on tray and still not the same. Very dissapointed.


    • Jamie — December 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I’m so sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you, Susan. I appreciate your feedback. Best to you!

  22. Gwen Hascall — March 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Due to some of the baking problems listed above why not as a bar cookie? Anyone tried that?


    • Jamie — March 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Great idea, Gwen! I’d love to know if anyone tries these as a bar cookie.

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