Appetizer/Snack/ Bread

Cheesy Fish Shaped Crackers

Things just keep getting hotter and busier by the day, so when I saw that this month’s challenge was to make your own crackers I was really excited. This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time now, and I am glad that I got the chance to do it, and for the fact that this month was rather quick and easy, and fun!
I decided to give Ladybug a treat and make some of her favorite snack of all time – Goldfish crackers! However, I don’t have a tiny fish cookie cuter, but I did have a fish/dolphin/shark (I can’t really tell, can you?). We ended up LOVING them! They were super fast to make, and tasted great. They didn’t taste quite like the store-bought kind, but we all really liked them anyway. And Ladybug loved helping me make them! 
Cheesy Fish Shaped Crackers (Smitten Kitchen)
1 1/2 cups coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 TBSP butter
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp salt
(I also threw in 1 TBSP of ground flax seed and 1 TBSP of wheat germ)
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients until the dough forms a ball, about 2 minutes.
Wrap in plastic wrap and allow to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a 1/8″ thickness.
Using a floured cookie cutter (smallest you can do is better), cut out cracker shapes and place on an ungreased (or parchment lined) cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until slightly brown on the edges.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

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    [email protected] in disguise
    July 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    My kids had a great time helping with the crackers too and I totally agree, it was the perfect challenge for this hot and busy summer.
    I love the goldfish crackers, I think I should try these next with the kids.
    Great job on this challenge

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    My Italian Smörgåsbord
    July 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    how old is lady bug? 🙂
    I also once ended up shaping (cookies) with one of her playdoh forms. they came out really neat! just like these crackers. I love the simplicity of the recipe and I am impressed by the fact that they rose even without yeast or baking powder. what kind of magic is that?
    really nice to meet you. Barbara

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    Cher Rockwell
    July 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Awwww – such cute crackers. My girls would totally love these (and they are 18 & 17)

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    July 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Oh, so cute! Certainly a fast and easy challenge but plenty of fun! And I say shark 😉

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    July 28, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Your fish shaped crackers look so cute, I bet your kid loved them!

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    July 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Beautiful goldfish crackers! I used to eat these like they were going out of style, as a kid. What snack is always in a Mommy's bag? Goldfish crackers! lol They look gorgeous, Jenni..better than PF's!

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    July 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Eee, goldfish crackers! They're so cute. I love the photo of the dough rolled out with the little shoal of fish ready to be cut out.

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    July 28, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Great looking crackers Jenni 🙂 I really like the photo of the rolled dough with the cut-outs.

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    July 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Beautiful! I love the idea of making your own "goldfish" crackers! These look amazing. I am bookmarking!!!

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    July 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Meep they are adorable! Even if we're not sure exactly what they are… Perhaps they are a new species, the Deliciousfish?

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    July 30, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Your cheesy goldfish crackers are adorable! Love them.

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