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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

 
There are amazing recipes all over the internets—impressive cakes and cookies, pies galore, delicious pasta dishes, fantastic dinner ideas, and so much more. But what has had me a little stumped were homemade crackers. Homemade crackers? Who in the world has time to make homemade crackers? They looked like they’d be difficult and totally something I wouldn’t be able to pull off. But when these Homemade Goldfish Crackers from Erin popped up here on Tasty Kitchen, I decided to try my hand at them.

Let me tell ya, they were pretty darn easy. And cheesy, too. The recipe was adapted from ReadyMade magazine and it’s totally a fun little cooking project to do with kids. My children are older now, but when they were younger this would have been a great rainy day project to have them join in on. There are only five ingredients with very little prep. The cutting takes a little more time but that’s where the fun for the kids comes in. Use itty bitty cookie cutters, icing tips or make your own cookie cutter shapes out of an aluminum can (see below). The crackers puff up to a chewy, cheesy bite.

Wanna see how?

 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Before getting started, decide on what shapes you’ll be cutting out. Using an aluminum can and tape, I cut a thin strip and formed my fishy, then taped the edges together with clear packing tape.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

I had so much fun I couldn’t stop, and made a Pac-Man and a football. The ideas for shapes you could create are endless! Large icing tips and small cookie cutters work well, too.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients: shredded cheese, butter, flour, salt and cold water. That’s it!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Begin combining everything, except the water, in a food processor until the dough looks like sand.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Next, pulse in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until combined.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Remove the dough from the processor and form into a small, tidy package. Wrap in plastic and chill for 20 minutes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Once chilled, roll out the dough. I found the thinner the dough, the crispier the cracker.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Now, the cutting fun begins!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Place crackers on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. I began with little fishies.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Then moved on to the footballs and then the Pac-Man (or Mrs. Pac-Man).

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Aren’t they cute? They puff up a tad, resulting in a chewy, cheesy cracker.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Look! Pac-Man is after a fish.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Guest post by Amy Johnson of She Wears Many Hats, recipe submitted by TK member Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

Have fun with this one y’all! I enjoyed making these and I think you will too. Get creative and let the kids join in!

Thanks Erin for submitting this darling recipe. I felt like a kid again! Be sure to check out Erin’s blog, Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts, for more of her recipes.

 

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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

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Your favorite fish cracker made at home – and it is SUPER easy.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Cut Into Cubes
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Water

Preparation Instructions

Pulse everything (except water) together in the food processor until the dough resembles coarse sand.

Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Remove dough from the processor, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes.

Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes. You can use a toothpick to make the eyes and smile if desired. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until crispy.

Makes approximately 7 dozen crackers.

 
 
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Amy Johnson is a blogger who writes about food, travel, the home (both inside and out), and various observations and random musings about anything and everything. Visit her blog She Wears Many Hats for a dose of deliciousness, practicality, hilarity, or just plain fun. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

 

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Beth on 12.24.2011

Would love a tip on WHAT particular food processor to buy for my kitchen. I’m clueless.. Suggestions PLEASE?! ;o) From anyone? Would love to make these cheese fish crackers, things like Pesto, Pita Bread and every other little recipe that suggests ‘food processor’ in the recipe process. HELP PLEASE. ♥ Thank you!

Kerri on 12.21.2011

Very neat idea!! Have any of the posters about dairy-free versions had any luck? We live in Canada, but we have found Daiya cheese (‘cheddar’ & ‘mozza’ – supposed to melt & string like cheese) and Earth Balance hard ‘butter/margarine’ sticks – nervous about trying them! They are pricy, so would hate to have a batch fail (and super disappointed boys!!)
Thanks!

Lena on 12.1.2011

Just made mine. I guess it would be pizza-like if you added some origano.

T.J. on 11.27.2011

yum. Just made a batch, and they were easy and good. My kid will be lucky if she gets any ha ha ha. I’ll definitely be experimenting with some “grown up” cheeses to see what happens.

Dawn on 10.12.2011

Thanks so much for this recipe! I made them this morning and they are irresistably delicious! I am not sure if there will be any left before my husband gets home!