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Goldfish Crackers Made From Scratch

Are goldfish crackers something that I could easily make myself using a cheddar of my choosing? YES!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: goldfish cracker recipe, homemade goldfish crackers
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 222kcal


  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 4 T cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese This is the fun part! Pick out whatever type of cheddar that you like! I used orange cheddar for half of the fish, as shown above, and white cheddar for the other half, as shown below. Both cheddars that I used were extra sharp because that's how I like it!
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t fresh-ground pepper
  • A fish cookie cutter. I got mine from CopperGifts.


  • Pulse the flour, butter, cheese, salt, and pepper together using a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Pulse in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, one 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 or up to 24 hours.
  • Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thickness. (If you roll it thicker, it will still work, but the crackers won't be quite as crunchy. This dough rolled out so easily; you'll wish that you always worked with cheddar!)
  • Cut out as many crackers as possible.
  • Place them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking pans.
  • Bake at 350 F until golden and crisp - 15 to 20 minutes.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 44mg | Vitamin A: 9.2% | Calcium: 20.8% | Iron: 5.1%