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

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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    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.

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    I made an instructable about it and referenced you for inspiring my onion powder quest.
    https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Onion-Powder/

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    AgentRamona

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    izzikienzleectadie

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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