Homemade Goldfish Crackers.

A trip to the grocery store with Grandpa leads to the beginning of an obsession...

My precious little one year old found her first addiction while we were in the US: goldfish crackers.  They are hands down her new favorite snack. Not only does she love the taste of the little fish, she also loves playing with them, pretending each and every one is swimming in the sea before she pops them in her mouth. She has even developed her own little sign language sign for goldfish crackers that she uses to inform us of her desire for a fishy snack. What a goofus.

So needless to say, a box of goldfish crackers found a spot in our luggage on the way back to Germany. The only problem is: the box has a bottom. And, although we have rationed them out and limited the fish as best as possible, the bottom of the box is quickly approaching.

So, what’s a mom to do in a country where small cheesy fish crackers are almost impossible to be found?

Find a way to make them myself of course!

Yes, I am serious. And, no, I am not ordinarily willing to bend over backwards quite this far just to please my little lady, but I was intrigued by the idea of homemade goldfish crackers. So, after finding a recipe online, off I set, miniature homemade fish cookie-cutter in hand, ready to make a bid for mother of the year 2013…

Cutting out the fish

Laid out on parchment paper and ready to bake!

The crackers were relatively easy to make (and would have been MUCH easier if I just cut them in squares, but let’s face it the fish shape is half the fun). They tasted pretty good (although not as crunchy) and were also probably much healthier than the real deal. The color was a bit off, but probably only because I used whole-wheat flour and gouda cheese in mine as cheddar isn’t always easy to find in Germany. I’m told that with cheddar the color is much more “realistic”.

And, most importantly, the little lady enjoyed them. 🙂

3 Responses to “Homemade Goldfish Crackers.”

  1. cec writes:

    awesome!! i love goldfish, too 🙂 might be fun to try to make them sometime!

  2. Lina Meade writes:

    Awesome! You get MY vote for mother of the year!

  3. Erin Hunt writes:

    Um, you WIN. I can’t believe you handmade a little goldfish cookie cutter. I want to see how you did that. You are my hero…

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