Our July 2012 Daring Bakers’ Host was Dana McFarland and she challenged us to make homemade crackers! Dana showed us some techniques for making crackers and encouraged to use our creativity to make each cracker our own by using ingredients we love.
I decided to give Ladybug a treat and make some of her favorite snack of all time - Goldfish crackers! However, I don't have a tiny fish cookie cuter, but I did have a fish/dolphin/shark (I can't really tell, can you?). We ended up LOVING them! They were super fast to make, and tasted great. They didn't taste quite like the store-bought kind, but we all really liked them anyway. And Ladybug loved helping me make them!
Cheesy Fish Shaped Crackers (Smitten Kitchen)
1 1/2 cups coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 TBSP butter
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp salt
(I also threw in 1 TBSP of ground flax seed and 1 TBSP of wheat germ)
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients until the dough forms a ball, about 2 minutes.
Wrap in plastic wrap and allow to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a 1/8" thickness.
Using a floured cookie cutter (smallest you can do is better), cut out cracker shapes and place on an ungreased (or parchment lined) cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until slightly brown on the edges.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.