Homemade Goldfish Crackers

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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!

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

By Erin
Homemade goldfish cheese crackers. Way easier than you think they will be.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 10


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


  • Pulse flour, butter, cheese, and salt together in the food processor until it resembles coarse sand.
  • Pulse in water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minute.
  • 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.



Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 361mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Snack Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 178
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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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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. What an awesome idea! Of all the baking I've ever done…I've yet to make crackers of any kind! These look better than the real thing. And I love that you made your own cookie…or cracker…cutter! : )

  2. What an awesome idea! Of all the baking I've ever done…I've yet to make crackers of any kind! These look better than the real thing. And I love that you made your own cookie…or cracker…cutter! : )

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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!!! 😉