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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!
 
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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!
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.
ectadie (author)  TinkeringProductions2 years ago
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.
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Onion-Powder/
ectadie (author)  TinkeringProductions4 months ago

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

AgentRamona2 years ago
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!
antibromide2 years ago
Those are so cute!
ectadie (author)  antibromide2 years ago
thank you :D
hertzgamma2 years ago
Voted!
ectadie (author)  hertzgamma2 years ago
thanks!! :P
I made some tonight and they were pretty good. Many thanks!
ectadie (author)  swirlingbrain2 years ago
awesome! :)
izzikienzle2 years ago
Aw, I hate being allergic to tasty munchies );
ectadie (author)  izzikienzle2 years ago
aw no what are you allergic to? perhaps you could adapt the recipe to work around it?
Sorry but I recently discovered I'm allergic to corn, gluten, dairy, peanuts, egg, etc. I'm not allowed to have any goodies. ):
This is fantastic. I can't wait to try 'em!
ectadie (author)  MercuryCrest2 years ago
:D
wold6302 years ago
These are so cute. I love the idea of making your own!
ectadie (author)  wold6302 years ago
thanks! they're really easy, i hope you try them!
bajablue2 years ago
Too cute!!!
ectadie (author)  bajablue2 years ago
thanks!
onrust2 years ago
Cool and your owls are not endangered.....
ectadie (author)  onrust2 years ago
i dunno dude, they're so delicious they might soon become endangered :P
onrust ectadie2 years ago
Oh that's good!
namatamago2 years ago
These look wonderful :) I will try them tomorrow night as an after dinner snack
ectadie (author)  namatamago2 years ago
cool- i hope they work out well!
SO CUTE!!!!!!!
ectadie (author)  AngryRedhead2 years ago
thanks!!