These are the Goldfish of your dreams.
Cheesy, buttery, smiling giant goldfish crackers. Perfect for a special snack, as they are rich and addictively delicious for the cheese lover.
The key to getting the goldfish shape is to augment a diamond ring cookie cutter by elongating the round portion, and adding a dent in the jewel part. To make the eye of the goldfish, just use a drinking straw. And for the Gluten Free folks out there, this recipe works well with GF flour. Enjoy!
Giant Cheesy Goldfish Crackers
(makes about 24 crackers)
8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated and warmed to warm room temp.
8 oz unsalted butter, room temp
12 oz (2 1/3 cups) unbleached white flour or GF flour
1 1/2 tsp sea salt, fine
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
In a food processor, blend cheddar cheese with butter until creamy and uniform. You will likely have to scrape down the bowl a couple times to achieve the right consistency.
Add the dry ingredients, and combine in food processor using low power pulses until a dough forms. Turn out the dough onto plastic wrap, flatten into a disc, then wrap and cool in fridge for about an hour.
Cut the fish shaped crackers and then place on cookie sheet. Use a drinking straw to create an eye, and a sharp knife to cut a little smile in the dough
Bake for 18 – 20 minutes at 375, or until they are beginning to brown on the edges. Cool just until room temp and enjoy. Store airtight for best texture.