Graham Cracker Cookies with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting and Graham Streusel

Whip up a batch of these graham cracker cookies that offer a delightful twist on a classic flavor. Topped with a luscious vanilla cream cheese frosting and a crunchy graham cracker streusel, these cookies are like a bite-sized cheesecake experience that’s sure to please any crowd.

Yield: A sweet and crunchy batch


For the Graham Cracker Cookies:

  • 1 cup cold butter, for a rich base
  • 1 cup brown sugar, adding depth
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, for sweetness
  • 2 eggs, for binding
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, for flavor
  • 3 cups flour (390 grams), for structure
  • 1 1/4 cups graham crackers, crushed, for texture
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, for tender cookies
  • 1 tsp baking soda, for rise
  • 1 tsp salt, to balance the taste

For the Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature, for tang and smoothness
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature, for creaminess
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, for sweetness
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract, for a rich flavor

For the Graham Cracker Streusel:

  • 1 cup graham crackers, crushed, for the topping
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted, to bind the streusel


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy, then add eggs and vanilla.
  2. Blend in flour, 1 cup crushed graham crackers, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Roll dough balls in the remaining crushed graham crackers and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes until slightly browned. Let cool on the pan, then transfer to a rack.
  5. For the frosting, whip together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  6. Make the streusel by combining crushed graham crackers with melted butter and baking until golden.
  7. Once cookies are cool, pipe on the frosting and sprinkle with streusel.

Serve these cookies as a special treat at gatherings, or just enjoy them as a delightful snack. Be sure to share this recipe with friends and keep it close for those times when you need a sweet and satisfying dessert. Enjoy the comforting flavors and textures that make these graham cracker cookies a hit!

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