Last week my friend Amy mentioned Smitten Kitchen’s goldfish cracker recipe on Facebook and since I had all of the ingredients on hand I decided Lil and I would make them the next day. The next morning after I cleaned up from breakfast I gathered all of the stuff I needed, which thankfully wasn’t much. You need a food processor, a little cheese, some flour, salt and onion powder, easy peasy. We buy our cheese from Costco and because of the size we grate it right away and freeze it in usable portions so that made these crackers a snap to make.
My little chef was a big help. She poured everything into the food processor and probably ate more cheese than she put in the bowl. She tried really hard to roll some of the dough with her really cool alligator rolling pin, but just couldn’t get it to work.
Finally I rolled some out for her and gave her a knife (a really real knife! I know!) for her to cut some crackers herself. When Waldo walked away he whispered to me ‘do you know she has a real knife?’ I laughed and said that I did know and I was watching her. She’s never going to learn how to use a knife if we don’t let her. He rolled his eyes and walked away. And she did do fine and besides those knifes are almost too dull to cut a red pepper so I wasn’t too worried.
I didn’t have a small fish shaped cookie cutter or any other small cutters so I just used a knife and cut square-ish shapes.
I think they turned out pretty well. So did Lily.
When we went shopping this weekend I picked up a set of 6 small cookie cutters and made more crackers this morning. They turned out really cute.