I’ve been making plastic-free snacks recently, and one snack I know people love is goldfish. So I found this recipe for them. I used Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel cheese. This cheese is wrapped in paper and I buy it at the farmer’s market on Sundays. I got the original recipe here, but I made some changes. The biggest change is that I don’t have a fish shaped cookie cutter. So they just look like cheese crackers. They taste exactly like goldfish though. I’m going to buy a fish shaped cookie cutter and make them again. Here are the ingredients I used:
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup grated Wagon Wheel cheese (you could use cheddar if you like)
- 1/4 cup water
Combine flour, salt, white pepper, butter and cheese in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Drizzle water over top. Process until mixture forms a ball.
Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. I don’t have a fish shaped cookie cutter, so I made round ones. I used a shotglass to cut them out. Place on a greased baking sheet and prick holes with a toothpick. I use Silpats for baking. Silpats are nonstick silicone sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until browned and puffy. Mine looked like this:
Place on a wire rack to cool.
These were really good! I highly recommend them. They’re pretty fast too. I made mine in under an hour. Enjoy!
Update 3/12/12: I went looking for a fish cookie cutter, and I found a whale cookie cutter. I figured it was close enough. Here they are shaped like whales: