I found a great link yesterday on The Thrifty Mama's blog for Goldfish Crackers. She linked the recipe from a great blog site Making Due With the Not So New which includes step-by-step photographed instructions on how to make your own fish cookie cutter out of a soda can!
I'm looking forward to giving this one a try. I'm not a fan of goldfish and have stopped buying them because of my concerns with the amount of food colouring and preservatives in them. My kids and husband miss them and will be happy I found a good replacement. I'll be sure to post on the results of my first batch.
Recipe from Making Due With the Not So New site ~
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
4 T. cold salted butter, cut in tiny pieces
8 oz. shredded cheese (I used "Fiesta Blend" generic shredded cheese - Monterey Jack, Asiago and Cheddar I believe)
1/2 tsp. pepperwater
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Put flours, butter, cheese and pepper in a food processor. If it doesn't come together into dough, slowly add water a tablespoon at a time until it pulls together. Wrap dough ball in Saran wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes to 2 days. Flour your surface really good and roll it out as thin as possible (about 1/8") for the crispiest crackers. Cut into shapes. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until browned. I put mine on a cloth while still somewhat hot to absorb some of the cheesy oil. Supposed to keep for a week in an airtight container - doubt they will last long enough for me to figure out if that is correct or not.
UPDATE: They got soggy pretty quickly. The thinner the crispier. Really need to have them in an airtight container.