Homemade Goldfish Crackers…With A Homemade Goldfish Cookie Cutter!

After over a week of not so much as stepping inside the kitchen to bake, I suddenly decided yesterday that I wanted to make Goldfish cheese crackers…that’s right. Not square shaped crackers, triangle shaped crackers…but goldfish shaped crackers.

I also decided that I wasn’t willing to order a miniature fish cookie cutter for $13.95 ($7.95 + $6.00 shipping).

A few Google searches later and I had the solution to my dilemma. There was a way to make my own cookie cutter, with supplies I already had in my house! Seriously. It’s supersimple. It may take you more than 2 tries (due to breakage if you fold it too harshly), but it’s not a hassle at all. All you need is an empty soda can, a knife, scissors, and staples (or if you’re like me, tape). I’ve included pictures and directions below :)

And best part? I totally think my goldfish cookie cutter is more accurate than the store-bought one!



After making the cookie cutter, I immediately went to make the cracker recipe, which was quite possibly the easiest thing EVER. All you need is a food processor. Toss in the ingredients, pulse, refrigerate for 30 minutes or so, and you have yourself a prepared cracker dough waiting to be cut and baked :)

Verdict: these crackers were great! Not a carbon-copy of the original Goldfish crackers, since they were a little chewier and less crunchy, but they’re addictive. I think it’s because I used cheddar sauce instead of cheese, which I wouldn’t recommend.
UPDATE: They get crunchy the next day! They were just chewy the first day. They’re not “hollow and crisp” like real Goldfish crackers, but they’re still crunchy :)

All in all a really cool recipe (and super easy). Also fun to make with a friend! (Or a brother…who decided that Siamese Goldfish crackers should be created).

Hope you guys enjoy these–I know I did!

Goldfish Cheddar Crackers

  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (I used salted butter, but didn’t add any salt afterward)
  • 8 ounce(s) grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (around 2 cups). Note: you can experiment with other cheeses. Some people have tried this and loved the results!
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder (note: this is optional since it isn’t part of the original recipe, but I decided to add anyway since I used it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground pepper

(UPDATE #2: I think 1-2 teaspoons of baking powder might help it puff up…but I’m not sure since I haven’t tried it. If anybody decides to try this, please let me know.)


  1. Pulse the flour,onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper together using a food processor.
  2. Add the butter and cheese, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Pulse in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball and rides the blade. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes (I put it in the freezer for 20 minutes and in the fridge for 10) or up to 24 hours.
  4. Bake the crackers: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside. Roll the dough out to 1/8th-inch thickness, using flour if necessary to prevent stickiness. Cut out as many crackers as possible.
  5. To add character to the fish: break off an end from a side of a toothpick so it is blunt. Use that point to make the goldfish eyes. To make the smile, lay the toothpick down on its side, press, and drag. If you try to use the toothpick point, it will ruin the smile.
  6. Optional: Refrigerate for another 15 minutes or so to make sure they won’t spread.
  7. Place them on the prepared baking pans. Bake until golden and crisp (13-18 minutes). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  8. They are best when completely cooled and the next day in my opinion. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Adapted from Country Living

To Make Homemade Goldfish Cookie Cutter: (In case reading directions is hard to understand, here is another blog with pictures on how to make the goldfish cookie cutter)

Before beginning: When handling cut metal, you must be careful–especially if there are children involved with the project.

  1. Draw outline of goldfish on a piece of paper for reference. (Mine was about an inch in length)
  2. Take an empty soda can and cut through it horizontally using a sharp knife.
  3. Using your scissors, cut a strip of metal from the soda can (it should be the circumference of the soda can).
  4. Straighten edges with scissors
  5. Using your goldfish paper template, determine how big the head will be and fold both sides outwards accordingly. Don’t fold too harshly or the strip will break. If this happens, just cut off another strip and start again.
  6. Using your template, determine when to fold the tail. Make sure the end of the tail overlaps at some point, and cut off the excess strip if necessary.
  7. Staple or tape or glue the ends of the tail together. (I used tape over the tail).
  8. For more safety, you may put a protective layer of tape over the top part of the fish (the non-cookie cutting side where you’ll be applying the pressure) as a protection against the metal when cutting. (Thanks, maxrndfx)
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277 Responses to Homemade Goldfish Crackers…With A Homemade Goldfish Cookie Cutter!

  1. Michelle says:

    You’re too much. I can’t believe you made your own teeny tiny cookie cutter! You’ve got my wheels turning now. Imagine all the shapes you could make yourself! : )

    My kids are totally addicted to goldfish crackers and Claudia is sitting here nearly drooling over your pics. Bookmarking!

  2. WeKnowStuff says:

    I am AMAZED that you made that bitty fish cracker cutter! So adorable! I can’t wait to make them for the kids. The recipe looks nice and easy!

  3. briarrose says:

    Wicked adorable! I love the homemade cutter….lovely job making this.

  4. I am just so impressed with your DIY goldfish cookie cutter!! That’s seriously such a wonderful idea!! And your little goldfish crackers are absolutely adorable!!! Adding onion powder to the dough was a great idea as well! :)

  5. umm imran says:

    oh masha`allah sis …. thats looks so good and so easy … this is one i will have to try insha`allah

    i also love your blog very simple recipes masha`allah …. jazal`allah khair sis

  6. Tine says:

    Funny cute crackers!

  7. How cool! They look so good. I love the homemade cookie cutter, and the cracker recipe itself looks delicious.

  8. okay now I am totally impressed. I have made and do every other week homemade goldfish for my little man but seriously honey- I bought my fish cutter- you made yours! WOW! You are so talented. You cook and craft! Awesome!

  9. you’re definitely a better woman than me, who juts opted for whatever mini cookie cutters I had on hand, heh. You’re gold fish cutter turned out perfect mashallah! maybe you should sell them at a competitive price, say $12.95? ;)

  10. This is like the most clever thing I’ve seen in a long time! Brilliant to make your own cutter…. I’d probably have gotten suckered into the purchase!!

  11. How smart you made your own cutter! Crackers look so cute and appetizing…

  12. lena says:

    you’re simply brilliant to make your own cookie cutter! not only that, even if imake this on my own , they may even look out of shape, i got terrible hands at craft! now those crackers look really attractive!

  13. My daughter and I LOVE THIS! We can’t believe you made your own cutter. You are such a brilliant girl. I would never have thought I could. :) The recipe looks totally yummy and I think any two people in the kitchen would have lots of fun making these together. Have a great summer day.

  14. spicegirlfla says:

    I am speechless… not only do you bake but you make your own cutters! They are just the cutest thing! Honestly, I love the tiny rows of crackers! You’re over the top on this one, I’m so impressed!!

  15. Amazing! you are truly brilliant!
    I’m totally making this as soon as possible!
    The beauty of it is..the possibilities are endless!

  16. How cute! Totally worth the money and the tasty snack!

  17. deninemichele says:

    Oh my Goodness – how cool!

  18. How pretty! They make a great snack.

  19. Kathy says:

    These are wonderful and my grandchildren would love them! You are so creative to make your own cookie cutters! I would not have paid what they wanted for those cookie cutters either! Great job!

  20. Oh my goodness! I love looking at yellow fish lining up soooo perfectly. They are just too adorable! You are amazing with the detail work and patience!!! What a fun post and I truly enjoyed it!!

  21. rebecca says:

    genius tasty cookies and adore how you made the cutter :-)

  22. kankana says:

    How neatly you made those crackers , Thanks so much to show to make the cutter .. excellent :)

  23. Tanvi says:

    Oh my goodness, You are a genius!! That cookie cutter is so darn neat, I think you should start selling it- just joking :) Goldfish crackers look so cute & pretty!

  24. I am so impressed. That cookie cutter is incredible and probably much better then any store bought over priced gadget! The gold fish look so delicious and are adorable!

  25. Elaine says:

    I LOVE this! What a creative and useful way to recycle those soda cans! Seeing all your little goldfishes just makes me smile and makes me happy. How can you just not want to pop every single one of those into your mouth?!

  26. fatisrecipes says:

    Wow! These looks great! I can’t believe how smart the idea of making cookie cutters from cans is!!
    I was out looking for heart shaped cookie cutters the other day, and a small one costs some $14, which I found ridiculous. Here, I can buy a can for a dollar, enjoy it, then make cutters from it! :D

    We stopped buying savoury crackers a while ago because of all the artificial chemicals and MSGs in them. So I’ll make these crackers soon. They look GREAT!

  27. Yamin says:

    this is such a simple and cute idea. I am such a stinge binge when it comes to money and i love making things so this is a great idea! do you know you can use the same principle to make a stamp. you design the shape and implant it into a half cut potato and then cut away the edges with a knife to leave the shape raised. THen you just need ink and you’re done! *stamp stamp stamp!!!*

    thanks for your comment on my blog, im posting a really nice cake recipe that is similar to tirasimu. you chould check it out when i post it, it was my dad’s b’day cake, it is scrumptious!



  28. Brilliant! I love that you made your own cutter! Goldfish crackers were a staple when I was a kid, I’d love to make my very own.

  29. meeshiesmom says:

    You are too much. LOVE the homemade cutter! Love the recipe.

  30. Jill says:

    Awesome! We will be making these,,,thanks for sharing!

    Jill @ http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

  31. Faith says:

    Goldfish crackers are definitely a favorite and yours are super cute! I love the idea of making my own cookie cutter, thanks for sharing the directions with us!

  32. Wow, these turned out so cute! I’ll bet they are pretty tasty too! I have been trying to think of ways to make my own cookie cutters… thanks for the genius inspiration!

    Glad you enjoyed the “Let Them Eat Cake” party post!

  33. Rabiya says:

    you are smart and creative mashaAllah! :)

  34. FreeEats says:

    Wow! What a clever idea and they are so adorable! I have made homemade, gluten free goldfish, but the cutter I used was not as cute as that one! So creative and I’ll bet they are really tasty too.

  35. Very cool, but I bet kids still throw them on the floor with the same zeal.

  36. I’m so grateful that there are people in this world like you. I, however, would never be so creative…or so crafty!

    Love this post, though…


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  38. Thank you for this post!! Such a great idea, they look adorable and delicious!! I can’t wait to try it. =)

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  40. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and your tips! My nephew LOVES Goldfish crackers, so I think I’ll try this out with him. :) They look so yummy!

  41. lillihaskell says:

    That is so cool! I’m definitely trying this :)

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  43. Ashlee Craft says:

    What an awesome idea! :) They look just like the store bought ones, and because you made the dough yourself, you can control exactly what goes into them (i.e. less sodium than the store bought ones, more natural ingredients, etc).

  44. anjobanjo22 says:

    This has to be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! How amazingly creative! And they look even better than the real goldfish crackers! Great job and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  45. lexy3587 says:

    great recipe… definitely going to have to try it. And I love the idea of making the tiny goldfish crackers :)
    congrats on fp!

  46. lmbartelt says:

    This looks AWESOME. And something my 3-year-old might like to try. I’ve bookmarked it for a later date. Thanks for sharing!

  47. cassiecares says:

    This is the best thing ever. I’m adding this to my summer bucket list right this second.

  48. eva626 says:

    so cool!!! you will prob put them out of business! lol

  49. These are absolutely fantastic! And now I know how to make a cookie cutter for a project I have in mind. Thanks!

  50. This is so cool! I’m definitely going to have to try it out! Thanks for posting :D

    (and I suppose if you want another challenge, try making a bunny shaped cookie cutter for Cheddar Bunnies)


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  52. dpfarr says:

    Oh my goodness. This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to make these!

  53. Evie Garone says:

    Unbelievable, I can’t believe you made your own “fish” cutter! How original and creative you are! I hope you come up with other shapes, how about bunnies & chicks for Easter? Witches & ghosts for Halloween? You could start a trend? I am envious of people like you. . . I have a very creative friend like you that just amazes me! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  54. Janet says:

    Man, that is way too much work for a cracker.

  55. YAY you got freshly pressed. I knew it would not be long before that happened. Love the fish :)

  56. Sophie Grumble says:

    COOL! thank you for sharing! I can see this being a summer activity to try with the kids! =D

  57. mollie says:

    This is just too cute; thank you so much for sharing! I will certainly be trying this soon.
    I wonder though, because pop cans are fairly flimsy, is it best to stay with the smaller shapes like your fish? Or do you think getting bigger in size wouldn’t matter?

    • Thanks for your comment! I know what you mean about the flimsiness, but I’m not positive if a bigger size would be harder to work with…guess I’ll just have to make one and find out ;)

  58. Jessica says:

    This is so awesome. I love making homemade cheese crackers but I think the triangle shape is so boring! Now I can make fishes thanks to you!!!

    new follower!!!

  59. jocellita says:

    OMG! I’m definitely going to try this! My son loves goldfish crackers. Thanks.

  60. Very,very impressive.
    Will never post anything else about my cooking :-( I am all about shortcuts :-)

    Okay, off to search for empty cans :-)

  61. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  62. Cute as is, the little faces made these crackers even more adorable. This would be a great rainy-day activity for the kids. Thanks for the post!

  63. 2ButtonSwag says:

    This is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be doing this. I can see myself doing it on a regular basis, but I think this would be something incredibly fun for my wife and I to do on a Saturday. The great news is, tomorrow is a Saturday!

    Great read, great idea, great pictures!

  64. jsh0608 says:

    I’m totally going to have to try this. Thank you!! :0)

  65. trialsinfood says:

    how cute! love the homemade cutters!

  66. Very cool! My son and I are planning on making these soon (hopefully this weekend!). Great boredom buster!

  67. Rosa says:

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! I’m absolutely going to try your recipe, and my very own goldfish cookie cutter! I’d love to have goldfish crackers with no preservatives and way cheaper!!

  68. I just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! You’ve got my creative thoughts flowing. Amazing!

  69. Karyn says:

    I know what we are doing on the next rainy day when we can’t leave the house. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being pressed.

  70. ournote2self says:

    Such a fun and cute idea! Thanks!

  71. Love it, love it, love it!!! I forsee a cookie cutter making party with friends in my near future :)

  72. Melissa says:

    I loved this post! Congrats! This opens up a world of cookie cutter ideas and also a great way to go green by recycling a soda can into a new and inventive way! And the crackers look yummy too!

  73. Leah says:

    I am SO trying this! My daughter LOVES goldfish crackers. You are so creative.

  74. be awake says:

    i am speachless for this post. it’s so… mmmmmm, i’m just going to do my fish! :)

    newest post “polish citiZEN”:

  75. Jenna says:

    What a great idea!

  76. jaz says:

    This is awfully cute! I love it! Super cute! I think I will have to try this!

  77. Katie says:

    These are adorable! Thanks for the great idea and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  79. GD says:

    Creative! I don’t know what it is about fish-shaped crackers that make them all the more enticing. I swear if they weren’t in the shape of fish, they wouldn’t taste as good. Go goldfish! Thanks for sharing this post!

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  80. Brooklynn says:

    you know, you area very inspirering person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. tobetoliveasme says:

    I really love the idea of making goldfish crackers from scratch…& how cute is that to make ur own cookie cutter! I bet there are tons of possibilites with shapes. I am into natural foods and this seems like a great way to make goldfish even healthier! Do you think using a wholewheat flour would work as well?

  82. This has to go viral. I’m sending this post to my daughter and our children’s director at church! Also, am subscribing to see what you may come up with next. No pressure…LOL

  83. Awesome! Thanks for the recipe! I have a two year old and a one year old and they LOVE goldfish crackers. And now, after hopefully one day putting this recipe to use, I can feel better about giving them crackers :) Your pictures are great and all your other recipes look amazing too. Will definitely be stopping back in to see what you’re cooking :)

  84. pezcita says:

    Eeek! A two-headed fish! You wouldn’t happen to live next to a power plant, would you?

  85. stef says:

    Just discovered your blog with this post….. definitely bookmarked and I will be coming back for more! And I think I’ll be making lots of cookie cutters this way! Thanks!

  86. Ty says:

    This is awesome! Awesome, creative, and resourceful! Next step home made animal crackers? Menagerie in the kitchen!

  87. critters and crayons says:

    What a great idea! I might have to link to this one on my little mommy blog! I can’t wait to try it!

    • critters and crayons says:

      I see you got the pingback- Thanks for the great idea! Can’t wait to try it! We’ve got some birthday parties coming up! Heck- forget party favors- These would make cool gifts!

  88. This is so totally amazing! I was at the store at 9:30 p.m. last night staring down a display of Goldfish Crackers in whole wheat, regular, baby-sized, colored, and thinking to myself, why on earth was I addicted to these as a kid and why are my own kids addicted to them? Read the ingredient list and its a bazillion items long! They can’t be good for you. I was thinking I would come up with something on my own, but good thing you shared this because at my lazy rate, my kids would be 18 before I actually did something about it! You ROCK :-)

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  90. beingzhenya says:

    This recipe just made my weekend, no cross that out – MY LIFE!

  91. sassyfran says:

    Oh my gosh this is amazing; I was just eating little goldfish then I saw this page :) Coincidence I think not. I actually want to use your suggestion using NONE dairy cheese cause really I can’t have loads of cheese these days but the goldfish are what you said sooooooo addictive I think its the size and the cheese taste. Anywho Love it thanks :)

  92. mylibrarycardworeout says:

    Looks really good. I think that I might try them.

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  94. brianbond3 says:

    What an awesome recipe! I love DIY things that everyone has all but forgotten can be done yourself! Very great alternative to store-bought snacks, great job!

  95. I’m IN. These look awesome. Now I’m hungry.

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  97. thanks for the easy to follow instructions and wonderful photos! I can’t wait to try this out with my kids!

  98. jessicaber says:

    I do a lot with very little, but this just sounds gross to me. I think that I will stick to buying my goldfish crackers in a $2.49 bag from my grocery store.

    • Lena Emara says:

      How do you think they make those grocery store crackers?

      This is the same, only less sodium/preservatives/MSG.

      Might as well buy everything from the grocery store instead of coming onto a food blog for homemade goods and leaving rude comments.

  99. chihualady says:

    I have always wantd to make these and now that I know it is this easy i will. Thanks so much for blogging this.

  100. This looks so good! I’m a goldfish fanatic, but they’re so expensive. This may just be the perfect solution….

  101. Wardha Haider says:

    Congrats on Freshly Pressed! I think this recipe is what the world needs since Wal-Mart doesn’t nearly have enough goldfish crackers he he he
    Insh’Allah, I’ll be coming back quite often to try out this and your many other recipes I have yet to discover. :)

  102. kipie99 says:

    will totally try this!!! can you all visit my site i need comments!!!

  103. Rebecca says:

    They are adorable. We don’t have goldfish crackers in Australia, and I’ve heard them referred to on American tv shows etc. Thanks for clearing up a mystery! Lovely blog – the iPhone cake is amazing! x

  104. cmbanerjee says:

    Love your resourcefulness! I wouldn’t pay $13.95 for a mini cookie cutter either. My kiddies love goldfish crackers. I can’t wait to try your recipe and create my own goldfish mini cookie cutter! Genius! Thanks! BTW, love the siamese goldfish crackers :)

  105. Lacey says:

    OH EM GEE! This is rad.

  106. I love that you made your own cookie cutter! Bravo! And congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed too!

  107. Janna says:

    thanks for posting this! I can’t WAIT to try this!

  108. Kudos to you and your super cute Goldfish!

  109. serity says:

    You are so clever! I never imagined that one could make cookie cutters out of empty soda pop cans! Then one can make whatever crackers or cookies they want that require cookie cutters to make them!

    They look delicious and one can make Monterrey Jack or Mozarella or some other kind of cheese, cheese crackers shaped like a fish, too. After all, goldfish come in more than one color anyways.

    Did you enjoy the Dr Pepper just before hand and then wash the soda can out? And then make the cookie cutters? You must be unusual to already have all of the ingredients on hand for a recipe you impulsively decided to make.

    I don’t have any wheat flour on hand, but I’ve some cornmeal around, and some Monterry Jack cheese, not any Cheddar, too, But, I’ven’t a cheese grater handy at the moment

    Thanks for the recipe and the tips.

    • I actually emptied out the soda into a cup for my brother to drink later, and then quickly rinsed the can before cutting it in half.
      And hm, I don’t think it’s very unusual to have flour and cheese in the house…at least not in my house anyway :)
      Glad you enjoyed the post!

  110. That’s pretty incredible. I’m in awe.

    P.S. Congrats on being #FreshlyPressed!

  111. Brilliant! I love goldfish but am allergic to soy. Now I can make my own soy-free crackers! Can’t wait to try this.

  112. palmtreez says:

    haha amazing! You have inspired me! :D

  113. Lisa says:

    These look great! I saw a show once where they toured the Pepperidge Farms factory and showed the goldfish being made. They rolled out several layers of dough and put them on top of each other before cutting into shapes. I wonder if that would give them more air inside?

  114. Very innovative! I’m impressed.

  115. I just wrote a post about expensive and unnecessary household items, and here I see that you opted NOT to buy an overpriced cookie cutter — and instead made your own for free!
    You deserve a gold star!

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  117. Justin says:

    Ohhh haha, looks like delicious. Congrats for the home made fishy cookie. How does it taste? Oh well, am sure my kids will love this too because we have an aquarium with lots of fish in our house.

  118. So cute goldenfish. I don’t like doing cooking or baking, but you make it seem so fun. Thank you for sharing :)

  119. ewahelenn says:


  120. 7des7iny says:

    DIY cookie cutter saves the day!

  121. TL says:

    This is so so so so AWESOME! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this post. :) I love goldfish and I will definitely try to make my own!!!

  122. My son loves goldfish crackers, now we can make one at home and have fun doing it. thanks.

  123. Thank You so much for sharing with us your yummy Recipe and moreover i was amazed to check out the home made cookie cutter. Cant wait to try them out. This snack can be best combination with an Indian Spiced Tea.
    Great Work :)

  124. Wow! Impressive. I would love to try this but I don’t think that I could make enough to keep up with the demand in my house. I’m going to file this one away anyway.

  125. hermione7r7 says:

    Wow. That’s really cool. My sister loves these! Maybe I’ll make some for her.

  126. My kids are going to totally freak over this. I was just jotting down a list of cheap fun things we can do this summer without killing each other. They will also enjoy that I will have to buy soda for them to make the cutter, and will enjoy that I will probably injure myself at least once in making it. Seriously though, brilliant! Thanks for posting it.

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  128. 森森 says:

    LOVELY CUTE *****

  129. Angelina says:

    This is great!! My brother has an obsession with Gold Fish and loves to whip up new things…I sent him your link =] Good Job!

  130. kelvintan88 says:

    innovation at its best, sheer brilliance!

  131. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) How exciting to be on FP!

  132. athais says:

    Wicked!!! I will have to make these sometime. I don’t have children now, as mine are both adults, but I am hoping for grandchildren. This will be a fun craft to do on a rainy or snowy day!!

    Thank you for sharing and congratulations on being FP.

  133. Hi Nourhan,
    Your Goldfish’s very fascinating!! I really want to try baking them soon.

    By the way, I’ve noticed you mentioned about “Siamese Goldfish” above. Why Siamese Goldfish?

    Because I’m from Thailand (if you may know, Siam was our country’s name in the past), so I’m curiuos about the words.

    Looking forward to hearing the answer:).

    Thank you and enjoy the weekend.

  134. Grammy Blick says:

    My, oh my! I was just surfing into WordPress to learn more when the goldfish graphic caught my eye. I had so much fun watching you at work!! And now, when my great-grandsons come over I can use this project to give them doubled double pleasure — make their own goldfish cutters, cut out their own goldfish and back their own treats while they are home with a couple of boring elderly great-grandparents! What a win/win. Thanks — I’ll be back to visit more.

  135. loved it! I am certain that you pass all your identity in this cookies! : )

  136. Lynette says:

    This has got to be the cutest recipe post I’ve ever seen!

  137. Love the idea of DIY cookie cutters- too cute! Thanks for posting.

  138. Nell says:

    This is awesome! I’ve always LOVED goldfish crackers but I never thought about making them. This is one my official to-do list. When I do get around to making them, I’ll be sure to link back to you.

  139. igur8 says:

    that’s fantastic!!! ^^

  140. Nourhan,
    how is it that I’m JUST finding your blog? You are an amazing young woman. I so look forward to coming back to see what you’ve done.
    That homemade cookie cutter is awesome and the crackers look delicious! Great job!
    It’s bookmarked and I’ll be back!

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  142. kalyrical says:

    Ingenious! That adorable cookie cutter and… HOMEMADE for the win!! I’m a new reader and I’ve subscribed =D Going to try out one of your recipes today!

  143. Larissa says:

    Hi Nourhan,

    Well what a super idea to create a cookie cutter from a soda can. Love it! I had a somewhat similar problem when I was trying to find a Dachshund shaped cookie cutter a few months ago. In my case it wasn’t the pricing that was causing the trouble, they were just impossible to find here in Holland.
    ( http://kraaloogje.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/the-delicious-dackel/ )
    I will definitely keep the home made cookie cutter in mind for my next cookie project :-)

    Good luck with your blog!

  144. Old S says:

    Siamese goldfish twins?!?!?!? WOW… some people have some odd imaginations

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  146. Well done! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the cookie cutter tutorial. My son has food allergies and can’t eat the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers. Each week at the store, he checks to see if he can buy them. Each week, we can’t buy them and he leaves disappointed. He just spotted me reading this post and asked if we could make them together tomorrow!

  147. spoonfulofsugarfree says:

    OH MY GOSH!!! This is so adorable :D I love this!

  148. mkeeffer says:

    Beautiful photos, well organized, love the tone of your writing. I’m putting you in my bookmarks. I really like the way you’ve done this as I’m working on not eating processed stuff and this is an opportunity to make something with good ingredients that’s fun. Love that you put eyes and smiles on your goldfis.! This appeals to my inner child!

  149. Shaun says:

    Thank you! My 3 year old daughter will love these!

  150. Look delicious! Great job.

  151. exocreative says:

    Just plain cool really – these are a ‘must make’.

  152. Joanne says:

    Ahhhh! These are truly the cutest things ever! Your homemade cookie cutter is ingenious!

  153. I love Goldfish crackers it’s my perfect snack. So I can’t wait to try your recipe (and make the homemade cookie cutter). The pictures of the homemade goldfish look absolutely delicious. Do you think I could add a little cayenne pepper? I like spicy foods. Thanks again for the recipe and your out of the box techniques.

  154. omeganebula says:

    That’s really cool.

  155. midnitechef says:

    I wonder if adding some baking powder would help them puff while baking? My little ones are so going to love these! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!!

    • You know, I was wondering the same exact thing! I just checked the ingredients online and it DOES have a leavening as one of the ingredients. I think baking powder would definitely help…I would say 1-2 teaspoons since there’s only 1 cup of flour. Please let me know if you try it!

  156. Ruby Book says:

    I’m a fashion blogger, so I don’t know much about food, but this seems really easy! It’s also a lot healthier than the store-bought goldfish. I have to try these! They look so good!


  157. MaggieCooks says:

    My sister is a Goldfish crackers addict!
    I must give this a try! Thank you for your recipe :)

  158. You should know that this is the first comment I’ve made since my initiation into the blogging world and I am happy that the honour is going to homemade goldfish crackers.

    This recipe/idea just made my day. Really. It’s just…brilliant!

  159. maxrndfax says:

    After I read your post I decided to make an offer to my wife. As I showed her your recipe stated that I would make the cutter if she would make the cracker. Without hesitation or missing a beat she said to me, “lets go fish’n.”
    BTW, you may want to point out to readers that handling and working with thin cut aluminum can sometimes be somewhat dangerous. It can cut like a razor and has been known to “splinter” on edges that are not cut cleanly. It’s probably a good idea to cover the sharp edge of the aluminum (the side where pressure will be applied when cutting out the fish) with a layer of masking tape to give some protection, more so if children are helping out.

    Thank you for the family fun post,

    • Thanks for the tip! I just added it to the last step and gave you a thanks. I hope the goldfish crackers you and your wife are making turn out great (I love the deal you made with each other!) :)

  160. Tomoyogrl says:

    this is so cute! I can’t wait to try it myself :)

  161. Queen says:

    I must say… I am impressed, and it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to food. If its ok with you, I am posting a link to it on my blog tomorrow! My readers need to know about our site!!!!

  162. smrowland20 says:

    I love the idea of a healthy, do-it-yourself goldfish cracker. I definitely approve and will be trying these!

  163. boomblastic says:

    really amazing……………..really blew my mind…..cant wait to try myself

  164. Mel says:

    Loved reading this post, made me smile! :)

  165. Irfan Handi says:

    Greetings . . .
    I love It!!!

  166. Kim says:

    Wow, so cool!!!

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  169. I just found this post on Freshly Pressed and I absolutely love it! How clever! I’m going to have to try this one for sure, my son would love them!

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  171. These are adorable! I would love to try them. Maybe I can borrow your fishy cutter =)

  172. nymphsnecessitys says:

    Love it…gonna give it a try…but I may find a fishie cookie cutter some place…the idea of making one myself is a little scary…not too long ago I nearly lost my pinky to a paula deen knife..still leary of sharp objects

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  174. This might be one of the neatess things I’ve seen in a while! At least, that I think I would be able to do myself (hopefully without cutting my finger)! Thanks so much for sharing both!

  175. Lovely looking biscuits. I’m off to make my own cookie cutters, great advice. Thank you. :) x x

  176. Elijah says:

    I put your resipe on my blog, so go check it out at http://elijahsblog.wordpress.com/

  177. Brittany says:

    Hi, you are a genius..that is all!

  178. boyonabudget says:

    LOVE IT!!! My Christmas baking wheels are turning dreaming up all the shapes I’ll try to make out of my Coke Zero cans. I reposted a link to your blog on my personal facebook page – many of my friends are also bakers.

  179. Thanks for the recipe! I just started my blog today and will be updating with recipes of my own, make sure to check it out. Hopefully there are a few you find interesting :)

  180. Dragonuv says:

    Thanks to wordpress, or I would have definitely missed this… Great Work with DIY kit … and the pictures are great !!!

  181. phoenics says:

    Great Idea! I will test it too! :)

  182. That is quite possibly the most adorable homemade food item I’ve ever seen.

  183. Now this was really neat. I love goldfish, and even better…whales! I forget who puts them out, but oh, so yummy! Great post. Thanks! Cheryl

  184. Christina says:

    DIY in da house! Great idea- fabulous photos- I’m totally going to use your idea to make many different type of shapes! Brava! My kiddo will LOVE me :)

  185. So is it totally worth making them yourself? Cute and congrats on FP, job well done :)

    • Well if these were more difficult, I would say it’s probably not worth it. But given how ridiculously simple it is to make the crackers (just throw everything in the food processor, cut, and bake), then I’d say you should try this at least once! :)

  186. anysnail says:

    i am so going to make this. i never even thought about homemade goldfishes!

  187. flydaniel says:

    make one medium shark cracker and mix it with the rest of the goldfish

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  192. Too cute for words! I’ve got my own, spicier, cheese cracker recipe but have always done boring stars and hearts with it. Not anymore. Thanks for the great photos and instructions. Brilliant!

  193. donnahuebsch says:

    How cute is this!! I love that you put eyes and smiles on, too…

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  195. Emmy says:

    how ridiculously cute! and that’s such a clever idea about making your own cookie cutters – so many times i’ve searched for an odd shaped cutter, and now i know i can just make my own. this would be really fun activity for a kid’s birthday party or something, i know when i was little, my friends and i would have thought this was the coolest:)


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  198. oh I totally pinned this =) genius! your homemade cookie cutter is JUST what i’ve needed all along.. I couldn’t bring myself to drop crazy money on one either! thanks!!!!

  199. Valerie says:

    Saw a friend post this link on FB and I LUV that you did this! I am going to try it for sure. I have to watch my sodium so I am usually restricted to this type of thing. Can’t wait.. thank you!!

  200. jen says:

    I added the baking powder in and they did puff up a bit. not very much. They smell good – and I will find out how they taste when someone tries one (I am dairy intolerant)

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  202. Jessica says:


    I found your recipe and fell in love. Now the Goldfish crackers have travelled over great big oceans to Sweden :) I know cheddar is popular in the US but here in Scandinavia it’s not that common in everyday cooking. I used a flavourful cheese and onion powder which turned out great! I also transformed the recipe into metric measures and created my own little goldfishcutter after your description and it turned out great..

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  203. You are a GENIUS! Gonna feature this on my weekly favs =D

  204. These are adorable!!! Love the pic of them all lined up on the cookie sheet :)

  205. I LOVE goldfish crackers, and I am super excited to try this out myself

  206. Janice says:

    I tried the recipe with 1 teaspoon of baking powder the crackers definitely puffed. I don’t think I would put 2 teaspoons in. My husband also mentioned I should have rolled them a little thinner.

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  208. Simply Life says:

    wow! these are way too fun!

  209. Not-So-Wicked StepMom says:

    I made them last night ad my little one looooved them! I never would have thought to make them myself! Thanks! :)

  210. Off to the store now! My daughter seen these and start jumping up and down “Please! Please! Please!” Kind of have to now lol. Thanks so much for sharing you great skills!

  211. Venixie says:

    Just make them and they’re delicious ! I try with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and they were exactly like the original Goldfish !

  212. Kirsty says:

    I made these with tasty cheese and no pepper, cut into little squares. They are SUPER delicious, and a much nicer biscuit that the shop-bought cheese crackers we were buying. Thanks!

  213. realanonymousgirl2011 says:

    OMG! I love this!

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  215. brandy says:

    So I’m not sure if I’m more excited about recycling a soda can (lol) or that I don’t need a stand mixer to make this?! Also I can see a varity of ways to make these with the different spices and such! Can’t wait to try these!

  216. Rebekah Newman says:

    I tried it with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and it worked great. My husband also had the thought to use a small spoon to make the mouth which works great. Thanks for this wonderful idea!!

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  219. zaksuhar says:

    This is so awesome! Reminds me of my internship this summer and some DIY videos my colleagues make! http://www.terracycle.net/

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  222. Elijah says:

    I love that recipe! Is the cookie cutter free?

  223. Elijah says:

    Can I tell about your cookie cutter on my blog @ http://elijahsblog.wordpress.com/ ?

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  226. Christina says:

    Only had a mexican cheese blend so I threw in some mac and cheese powder for color! Great recipe! How fun!

  227. Paula says:

    I repinned this on my board over a year ago. And I finally got around to making them today. The family is going crazy for them. This recipe was easy to follow. I didn’t make the cookie cutter but had a mini gingerbread man cutter and if you ask me they look like mermaids!
    I will certainly be making these again!

  228. The recipe makes twelve and this is enough to serve four people.
    It is often best if you go to a place outdoors that means
    something to the both of you. * Place other slice of bread on top of
    the cheese, margarine side up.

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