Homemade Goldfish

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! πŸ™‚

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:


9 thoughts on “Homemade Goldfish

  1. You can make a fishy cookie cutter by cutting an aluminum can into a thin strip, bending it into the shape you want and taping it closed. πŸ™‚

  2. Any ideas for getting the cheese mixed in without a food processor? I’ve made crackers before, but haven’t gotten ones with cheese to work very well.

  3. Made these today for my 11mo (his first crackers and first snack food that isn’t a fruit/veggie). Wow, did he love them! Double fisted and packing them into his cheeks, such a big hit in our house. Thanks!

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