Goldfish Crackers (VIDEO)

Updated: Oct 15

I hope you'll make this recipe soon. If you do, please tag me #innichka_chef on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.

I personally never thought I would be excited to make crackers before I had kids. But when Thomas came around I was on a mission to feed my child the best food I could possibly find. From the time Thomas was very young, I made my own baby food and made everything from scratch as much as possible. I felt more in control of what was going into his little belly (Pro tip: By making food yourself, you can actually sneak in some healthy ingredients that toddlers normally don't want to put in their mouths).

Homemade goldfish crackers on the kitchen counter

Thomas has loved goldfish since he first tried them. But when he realized all his friends at the park and YMCA eat goldfish, too, he became even more excited about them. As a mom who has a difficult time buying stuff with harmful ingredients, I started experimenting and found this recipe works the best. Plus, we have so much fun together in the kitchen!

Give these crackers a try, and let me know in the comments how much you like them!

Young child (Thomas) grating cheese for goldfish crackers

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Bake Time: 10 - 12 minutes

Total Time: 40 - 45 minutes

Author: Inna of


2 cups All-purpose flour 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional) 1 tablespoon paprika (optional) 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons cold butter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 6 tablespoons ice water

Ingredients Note

How to Make Gold, Pink, or Green Fish

We used turmeric and paprika to make the goldfish "golden" (it's best to use yellow cheddar for orange as well, but we were out of it today). For pink fish, use white cheddar and 1 tablespoon of beet powder. For green fish, use 1 tablespoon of spirulina.


1. In a mixer, combine flour, turmeric, paprika, and salt. 2. Add butter, shredded cheese, and ice water and blend until just before the dough becomes a ball. You want it to still be sticky. 3. Place the dough in a zip lock bag, flatten it, and chill for 20 minutes. 4. Roll out the dough and use a goldfish-shaped cookie cutter to cut the crackers. 5. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, and add the goldfish to the sheet. 6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crackers have reached desired color. 7. Allow crackers to cool before eating. Enjoy!

Mother (Inna) helping child (Johnny) cut out goldfish crackers for baking

I hope you'll make this recipe soon. If you do, please tag me #innichka_chef on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.

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