My son is slightly addicted to those goldfish crackers. At not even two years old, every day around 5:00 he’ll go get a little bowl, stand at the kitchen counter below the cupboard with the crackers and complain. The smile on his face when I pull out the bag is priceless, so of course, I give in.
But, I am not a real fan of packaged food, and thought I’d tackle making my own crackers. Turns out it’s not hard, just a little laborious. Those crackers are tiny!
I didn’t have a goldfish cookie cutter, but did have all sorts of tiny leaf cookie cutters so thought I’d go with that. The cheese I had on hand was white and not orange, but hopefully it won’t make a difference to him.
I was a little alarmed by the amount of cheese used, but it just meant that the resulting cookies are very cheesy. And addictive. You could easily serve these to a bunch of hungry adults. And, they don’t really resemble the goldfish cookies at all. They are more like puffy little fluffs of cheesy love.
I adapted this recipe from a bunch of sources including Smitten Kitchen (wow hers look nicer than mine!), and Tasty Kitchen. I don’t own a food processor, so the following recipe is doing it by hand which ain’t that tough.
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