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Healthful Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Course 8:0
Cuisine n/a
Servings 6 servings
Author DF, EF, NF, SF, V


  • 1/2 c. spelt flour
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 c. cheese, shredded
  • 5 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 to 4 tbsp. cold water


  • In a food processor, add the flours, cheese, butter, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pulse together. A crumbly mixture will result.
  • Gradually add the water, one tablespoon at a time, adding just enough that the dough begins to clump together.
  • Remove the dough and press into a disk. Put in an airtight container and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness (flour your work surface and rolling pin if necessary). Using a fish-shaped (or any other shape) cookie cutter, cut the dough.
  • Place the cut-out pieces on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° F for about 15 minutes or until golden and crispy.


Be creative! Add other spices or even herbs to the dough (things I used include paprika and parsley). Cayenne pepper, basil, thyme, or chili powder all sound like they'd taste great. Also, instead of the typical cheddar, try using different kinds of hard cheeses or blends of hard cheeses. Just remember that the type of cheese may alter the baking time.