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My husband and I are a young, growing, Christian, military family. My husband is a Captain in The United States Marine Corps. I am a former Elementary school teacher. We are first time parents to a beautiful little two year old boy, with twin boys on the way! I am a stay at home Marine wife, who loves to bake, cook, sew and craft! I enjoy being a Domestic Engineer. The purpose of this blog is to document the story of our life and adventures as they take place.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Teach Me Tuesday Goldfish Cracker Recipe

Happy Teach-Me-Tuesday friends. Today, I am sharing a recipe that I found on my sweet friend, Summer's Pinterest! This is such a yummy, inexpensive way to have fun with the kiddos! No matter how old, young, big or small they might be . . . even your grown-up kiddos like me love this friendly little fish snack!

Psst . . . Did I mention you can make a Fishy cookie cracker cutter from an old soda can??? Well, you most certainly can !! Have fun and get creative making all sorts of cheesy cracker shapes!

Tasty Kitchen Blog Homemade Goldfish Crackers
Goldfish Cheddar Crackers
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (I used salted butter, but didn’t add any salt afterward)
  • 8 ounce(s) grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (around 2 cups). Note: you can experiment with other cheeses. Some people have tried this and loved the results!
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder (note: this is optional since it isn’t part of the original recipe, but I decided to add anyway since I used it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  1. Pulse the flour,onion powder, salt, pepper, and baking powder together using a food processor.
  2. Add the butter and cheese, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Pulse in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball and rides the blade. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes (I put it in the freezer for 20 minutes and in the fridge for 10) or up to 24 hours.
  4. Bake the crackers: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside. Roll the dough out to 1/8th-inch thickness, using flour if necessary to prevent stickiness. Cut out as many crackers as possible.
  5. To add character to the fish: break off an end from a side of a toothpick so it is blunt. Use that point to make the goldfish eyes. To make the smile, lay the toothpick down on its side, press, and drag. If you try to use the toothpick point, it will ruin the smile.
  6. Optional: Refrigerate for another 15 minutes or so to make sure they won’t spread.
  7. Place them on the prepared baking pans. Bake until golden and crisp (13-18 minutes). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  8. They are best when completely cooled and the next day in my opinion. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Tasty Kitchen Blog Homemade Goldfish Crackers


And . . . I couldn't end a post without a quick video of my little walker!



Making The Most of Each Day said...
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Nina Michelle from nina the mom said...

Thanks for sharing! I've seen other recipes floating around the web, but what a great idea about using a can to create a cookie cutter! What a cute little boy you have! I remember stumbling across your blog when I was still pregnant, now my Little Guy is 6 months old! Can't believe how fast it flies by. I love your blog; it's super cute!
<3 <3 <3

Making The Most of Each Day said...

Sorry about spelling error on 1st comment! I said, I thank God every single day for our darling little boy! Now, comes the task of guiding his steps with God's help. The road and it's forks, appears much faster than you think. I am pleased that you are documenting these events, time passes at a fleeting speed
I love you!
Mom, Robin