Homemade Goldfish

When I read about making homemade Goldfish crackers and saw the recipe on Tasty Kitchen, I knew I would have to try it. My sister's response to the project was, "Have you lost your mind?" I know, maybe it does seem a little odd to make your own Goldfish crackers, but they are so cute. All I needed to do was get out my kitchen shears, cut up my Diet Coke can, and fashion myself a teensy cutter in the shape of a fish.

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

8 ounces, weight Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold water

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together cheese, butter, flour, and salt until the dough resembles coarse sand. Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Remove dough from the processor, wrap in plastic, chill for 20 minutes. 
Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. You can use a toothpick to make the eyes and smile if desired. Place on a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until crispy. Makes approximately 7 dozen crackers.

After the dough is made, wrap it in plastic and chill for 20 minutes.

Roll out the dough and cut out in the desired shapes.

I also cut out a few round ones with a decorating tip.

I enjoyed my homemade Goldfish Cracker project. This would be great for kids, too. When you roll out the dough no flour is needed, so it's not messy at all. It was an easy, quick, and tasty project, even for someone who has "lost her mind".


  1. Although it seems tedious, I have been wanting to get molds to make my own fish crackers too. Looks like yours came out great! Thank you for linking to Fat Camp Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. They look wonderful you go girl. I made cracker Jacks so quess we both are a bit crazy! I love them they are so cute andi

  3. i'm with helen...i am going to have to keep buying the ones in the box! :) (but they are oh-so-cute!)

  4. VERY cute! Great idea! You're so crafty! I'm glad you've been a part of Foodie Friday. Have you heard of www.voiceboks.com? I got your message, I think you'd learn tons over there. I would never have known you were a newbie though. :)


  5. Looks good.

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  6. This looks so fun, just wonder if my fingers are nimble enough to make that little cookie cutter :)

  7. stopping by from this chick cooks-- this is SO awesome! i think both my dogs AND my boyfriend would be thrilled if i made these-- all 3 of them are addicted to regular goldfish crackers!

  8. So cute! Now, that's definitely making food from scratch. You even made the cookie cutter. You're like the McGiver of the kitchen.