Cheese Cracker Snacks

"Homemade goldfish crackers made with whole wheat and real cheddar cheese. Recipe collaboration with GetJoyFull ("
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4 cups

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  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cold, unsalted butter
  • 2 cups grated fine cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper


  • Step 1

    Pulse the butter, flour, wheat germ, onion powder, garlic salt, white pepper, and baking powder together using a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

  • Step 2

    Add the cheese, and 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Working with half of the dough at a time. Roll out the dough on parchment paper to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired animal shape. If making goldfish, use the tip of a toothpick to make the eye and press the toothpick lengthwise to make a smile.

  • Step 4

    Heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Place crackers on prepared baking pans. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.

  • Step 5

    Store in an airtight container to preserve crispiness.

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