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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Homemade Goldfish Crackers on a plate

My son is obsessed with cheese crackers.  I mean obsessed.  He could probably live on Goldfish, Cheese Nips, Whales….all of them!  So when I saw Katrina make Homemade Cheese Nips, I was in awe!  I knew I had to do it.  But I don’t have the cute pastry cutter she has, so I had to do something else.  Then I saw Miss Anthropist’s Kitchen made her own goldfish cracker cutter!  I was all over this!

homemade fish cutter out of mountain dew can

This recipe is SUPER easy!  I told a friend I was making these, and she laughed at me.  She said please tell me you are joking, and that is just code for you didn’t make anything that today. Nope, I made them, and they are easy.  Ok, I will admit the goldfish part gets kind of annoying.  I made a tiny cutter, so it just was time consuming.  But if you cut them in squares like Cheese Nips, you would be done in no time!  With the last bit of dough I got out our new Star Wars Sandwich Cutter and made a giant Tie Fighter and Millennium Falcon! So if you have kids, go make these!!!  My husband has eaten his fair share, so even if you don’t have kids try it!

Yield: 10

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Homemade goldfish cheese crackers. Way easier than you think they will be.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 4 Tbls Butter, , cut into small pieces
  • 8 ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, , grated
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbls cold water


  1. Pulse flour, butter, cheese, and salt together in the food processor until it resembles coarse sand.
  2. Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minute.
  4. Roll out dough, and cut into desired shape. You can use a toothpick to make the eyes and smile if desired. Place on lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until crispy.


Recipe from In Katrina's Kitchen

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 178Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 35mgSodium 361mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 7g

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cheese cracker dough rolled out


baked cheese gold fish crackers on a colling rack


Homemade Goldfish Crackers in the shape of star wars ships


one gold fish cracker on a green placemat


Homemade Goldfish Crackers spilling out of a glass jar
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Thursday 25th of August 2016

I've just made it and it's really good!!!! I made some on my airfryer, and those were the best! Thank you very much for your recipe!!! ;)

Erin S

Friday 26th of August 2016

So glad you liked it Veronica! Love the idea of the airfryer!


Tuesday 8th of May 2012

Has anyone tried it with whole wheat flour?


Tuesday 8th of May 2012

I have not, but I have seen other recipes on other sites that have used it. Seems to work well, give it a try!


Tuesday 8th of May 2012

Try putting a piece of bread in the bag or use an airtight container


Friday 24th of February 2012

I made these and my daughter LOVES them (although I didn't have the time or patience to cut them into fish shapes - I just made them square). However, when I stored them in a Ziploc storage bag, the crackers got soft/soggy. Any suggestions to prevent that? My daughter doesn't mind that they're soft, but I prefer them crunchy.


Monday 1st of August 2011

Congratulations on making Food Buzz's Top 9!


Monday 1st of August 2011

Congratulations on making Food Buzz's Top 9!

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