Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Goldfish have always had a special place in my heart. My sister and I used to eat them ALL the time when we were little, and I definitely still snack on them nowadays. So when I saw this idea on pinterest, I immediately bought a fish shaped cookie cutter on amazon and patiently waited two days for it to be delivered (I’m pretty sure I tracked the package about 6 times…I was just too excited). Once the cutters FINALLY arrived, I gathered my ingredients and followed this recipe:

    • 1 cup (4 ounces) very finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 cup whole or reduced-fat milk
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

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I stirred the cheese, flour, salt, baking powder, and onion powder together in a large bowl until the cheese was evenly distributed and coated. I then added the milk and vegetable oil and continued to stir with a spatula, then kneaded  the dough until a cohesive dough formed. It was crumbly at first, but I continued to press and knead the dough until the dry bits were incorporated.I then transferred the dough to my work surface, and covered it with the upside-down bowl to let rest for 10 minutes.

Then it was time to preheat my oven to 375˚F, and lined 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.I divided the dough into 2 pieces, and refrigerated one piece while I rolled the second piece as thin as humanly possible (no more than 1/8-inch thick). The thinner your dough, the crispier your crackers will be, and everyone likes a crispy cracker 😀

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Next I stamped out cracker shapes with my fish cookie cutter, and transferred the shapes to my prepared baking sheets. I let the crackers bake for about 10 minutes, until the crackers were crispy and just turning golden at the edges. I used two different sized cutters, and adjusted the baking time accordingly. The timing will vary according to the size and shape of your crackers.

I then transferred them  to a wire rack and let cool completely. They tasted so good!! This is seriously such a fun snack.

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