Introduction: Goldfish-Inspired Owl Crackers

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Inspired by a childhood favorite, but made a bit healthier with the addition of whole wheat flour! Only six ingredients went into this recipe, making it really easy and quick--- and super fun, because you can make whatever shape you want!

Step 1: Special Tools Required

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You don't even need a bowl or spoon for this recipe! You will, however, need a food processor, a rolling pin, and one or two baking sheets.

If you want to make fun shapes, you will want to find some small cookie cutters. I used an owl cookie-cutter that was a little less than an inch long. To make the eye shapes, I used the end of a brand-new (ie, clean) mechanical pencil, where the eraser used to go.

Step 2: Ingredients

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6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt

Step 3: Instructions

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Pre-heat oven to 350F.

Add all ingredients to a food processor, and turn on (not pulse) until the ingredients form a doughy consistency that can easily turn into a ball. This took a little under two minutes for me.

Lightly flour a smooth surface, and roll out your dough (also lightly floured on top) until it's about 1/8 inch thick. 

Dip your cookie cutter in flour, cut out shapes, and place shapes onto un-greased baking sheet. Leave a little room in between the cracker cut-outs.

If making owls-- use your mechanical pencil to make light circle indents for eyes. If you want to make your owls look a bit less vacant, consider adding pupils, too!

Step 4: Bake

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Place crackers in pre-heated oven for about ten minutes-- check on them every 90 seconds or so after about 7 minutes are up. When they are just barely starting to turn golden around the edges, they are done.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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This recipe will yield a bit less than the volume of a standard bag of goldfish crackers. It would be really easy to double the recipe if you want more, though!


TinkeringProductions (author)2013-02-19

I was so inspired by your instructable I figured out how to make my own onion powder just to make some. I unfortunately was lacking in the cute tiny cookie cutter category. But they made great cheese cracker strips. Thanks a bunch.

dang that's/you're awesome! how did you make onion powder??

I made an instructable about it and referenced you for inspiring my onion powder quest.

Okay I know this is late, but i don't use this site that often... YOU ARE AWESOME and i love your instructable!!

AgentRamona (author)2013-02-26

so cute! I just got a cookie cutter kit and am going to make my nephew some "monster truck" crackers, he's going to flip!

antibromide (author)2013-02-19

Those are so cute!

ectadie (author)antibromide2013-02-24

thank you :D

hertzgamma (author)2013-02-18


ectadie (author)hertzgamma2013-02-19

thanks!! :P

swirlingbrain (author)2013-02-16

I made some tonight and they were pretty good. Many thanks!

ectadie (author)swirlingbrain2013-02-18

awesome! :)

izzikienzle (author)2013-02-12

Aw, I hate being allergic to tasty munchies );

ectadie (author)izzikienzle2013-02-15

aw no what are you allergic to? perhaps you could adapt the recipe to work around it?

izzikienzle (author)ectadie2013-02-15

Sorry but I recently discovered I'm allergic to corn, gluten, dairy, peanuts, egg, etc. I'm not allowed to have any goodies. ):

MercuryCrest (author)2013-02-11

This is fantastic. I can't wait to try 'em!

ectadie (author)MercuryCrest2013-02-15


wold630 (author)2013-02-13

These are so cute. I love the idea of making your own!

ectadie (author)wold6302013-02-15

thanks! they're really easy, i hope you try them!

bajablue (author)2013-02-11

Too cute!!!

ectadie (author)bajablue2013-02-11


onrust (author)2013-02-11

Cool and your owls are not endangered.....

ectadie (author)onrust2013-02-11

i dunno dude, they're so delicious they might soon become endangered :P

onrust (author)ectadie2013-02-11

Oh that's good!

namatamago (author)2013-02-11

These look wonderful :) I will try them tomorrow night as an after dinner snack

ectadie (author)namatamago2013-02-11

cool- i hope they work out well!

AngryRedhead (author)2013-02-10

SO CUTE!!!!!!!

ectadie (author)AngryRedhead2013-02-10


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