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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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