Homemade Goldfish Crackers

By Kris Drewry

When I was younger my favorite snack (yes, above cake) were goldfish crackers. We would get the huge carton of them from the store and my favorite part of the whole thing would be those first few crackers out of a new box. Now that I am older I do know that it’s not ok to down an entire box in one sitting- but those 100 calorie packs just don’t cut it for me. So yes, when I started searching and found a homemade goldfish recipe I got so excited! So I will be trying it out this week. I can hardly wait!

Goldfish

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

*6 ounces (1 1/2 cups coarsely grated) sharp cheddar, orange if you can find one you like
*4 tablespoons (2 ounces or 16 grams) butter
*1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces or 62 grams) whole wheat flour
*1/4 cup (1 1/8 ounces or 31 grams) all-purpose flour
*1/8 teaspoon onion powder
*1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon table salt**

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, running the machine until the dough forms a ball, about two minutes.

If the dough feels warm or overly soft, wrap it in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes. This also makes it easier to transfer shapes once they are rolled out.

On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out 1/8-inch thick. Form shapes with a cookie cutter, dipping it in flour from time to time to ensure a clean cut. Gently transfer crackers to an un-greased (though mine were parchment-lined, because they are in despicable shape) cookie sheet with a 1/2 inch between them. Bake your homemade goldfish crackers on the middle rack for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are barely browned at the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside on a rack to cool.

(Source: smittenkitchen.com)