We eat A LOT of goldfish crackers around here. It's always been one of the kids favorite snacks, so I was pretty happy when I found this recipe to make your own, which I am sure is a bit healthier than the store bought stuff.
I was worried it was going to be complicated and time consuming, and it does take a bit of time to cut everything out, but really that's the most difficult part.
- 8oz of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 4 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cold water
Pulse everything but the water in a food processor until well mixed. It will have the consistency of coarse sand. Then slowly add the water about 1 tablespoon at a time.
Remove the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
When it's chilled, roll out your dough. I like to do this in halves, so I have more room to get it *really* thin. The thinner you get it, the crispier the cracker will be. I also like to roll it out between two layers of plastic wrap so it doesn't stick to the pin or the table. It makes clean up really easy too!
Once it's rolled out you can start cutting your pieces. The recipe I linked shows you how to make your own shapes from a pop can, but we just used a tiny Wilton heart cutter I picked up from Joann's.
|What Elise does when I am not paying enough attention to her|
|Tasty, delicious cheese crackers|
I can't say how long they last stored, because ours have always disappeared within a day or two. This recipe makes 4-5 large pans full of crackers. The recipe says 7 dozen, but I usually end up with way more than that.