Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Tuesday April 23, 2012

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Guess what I made! Who didn't love goldfish crackers as a kid? Wait... why do you have to be a kid to love them?

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These don't taste exactly like the goldfish that you can buy in the grocery store, however- they are pretty darn good. I made 4 batches on the weekend because they kept dissapearing!

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Now I know that you probably do not own a fish cookie/cracker cutter. But try it out with a different shape! Rhino crackers would be awesome. Or you could just cut them in squares (although I think shapes make them taste better).

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Ha fishie crackers kissing. Cheesy...

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I found a lot of recipes for cheese crackers on the internet which were all fairly similar- so I made a few minor adjustments but this is a pretty standard cheese cracker recipe!

Recipe: Homemade Fish Crackers

Makes ~40-50 depending on the size of your cutter

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp cold butter cubed
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese OR parmesan (6 oz)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp celery salt or cayanne pepper (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cold water


To make the dough, combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and mix until everything is well incorporated (this will take 1-2 minutes).

Add the water and mix for 10sec until incorporated. Dump the mixture out on the table and form into a disk. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out your cheese dough on a lightly flowered surface until it is ~ 1/4 inch thick. Use your cookie cutter (fish looks great but any shape will work!) to cut shapes out of the dough. Place these on a parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet. Keep gathering the scraps of dough and re-rolling until it is all used up.

Bake in oven for 12-16 minutes depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Let cool on wire rack. Enjoy!


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