Homemade Baked Goldfish
Goldfish crackers are a family staple. We always have them on hand but I like to make my own every now and then. These are easy to make and require very little prep. The only thing needed is the goldfish cutter which I was lucky enough to find on Amazon.
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- 3 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 6 Tbsp Cold Salted Butter
- 1 -2 Tbsp Water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
In a bowl or food processor, combine all dry ingredients. Mix well or Pulse if using a processor. Add the butter and pulse until it clumps. If you are not using a processor – use a fork to mix in the cold butter a tablespoon at a time until the dough clumps. Add the water gradually until the dough forms into a ball.
Sprinkle flour on a surface. Roll out dough on the surface and form it into a ball. Cut the ball in half and roll out one-half of the dough. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Use goldfish cutter or cut into other small shape or into 1/2 inch squares.
Place goldfish on the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake for 15-16 minutes until golden. Let cool completely then store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Use cold butter and cold water for best results
Oven temperatures vary so keep a close eye on the goldfish as to not burn them
Use different types of cheese to create your own flavor profile