Updated: Nov 9, 2022
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).
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!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 10 - 12 minutes
Total Time: 40 - 45 minutes
Author: Inna of innichkachef.com
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
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. Preheat the oven to 375F.
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. Allow crackers to cool before eating. Enjoy!
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