Have you ever tried making your own cookie cutter? I had just made my very first mini fishy cutters, and had used them to make these cute tiny goldfish crackers. Are you inspired to make them for your little ones too? It’s an easy recipe. If I can do it, so can you.
Let’s start with the DIY cookie cutters. All you need is an aluminum can (use more if you plan to have more fun), scissors, adhesive tape, ruler, marker or pen and cardboard paper. However, this DIY project is not recommended for kids as the aluminum sheet has sharp edges which can cause injury to the little hands if not handled carefully. I enjoy doing them very much. I feel like I’m back at school again! Lol!
Besides fish, there are many interesting shapes you can make such as star, flower, heart, crescent moon etc. Just be as crafty as you can. If you don’t have time to make them, it’s perfectly fine. Any ready-made cookie cutters will work well too. Pizza cutters or knife are also good tools to score your desired shapes as how I did in THIS POST.
This recipe which I adapted from Tasty Kitchen requires the use of a food processor. Unfortunately, this electrical appliance is still in my wish list but ordering one unit solely for this recipe is taking a step too far. So, I decided to improvise and I did it with a pastry blender. Yay!
Cutting these little fishies out of the dough is time-consuming but this is where the fun is. It would be great if your kids could take part too. Try adding eyeballs and curvy lip on the face and you will be amazed how cheerful and happy these little fishies are going to look like.
These crackers, once baked, will puff up a bit. They are very chewy and CHEEEEEEEZY. But, if you roll the dough thinner, you will get crispier crackers. Unlike the usual crackers, these crackers will turn soft pretty fast even if you store them in an airtight container. Thus, it’s advisable to consume them immediately or within a day or two. Otherwise, keep them in the fridge and they can last for another week or so. When you’re craving for them, just pop them into a toaster oven and warm them up lightly.
I think it’s one of easiest recipe to make. With just a few simple steps and ingredients, it will bring you and your kids a whole load of fun. Don’t miss it!
>> Get the recipe and step by step photos on Homemade Goldfish Crackers at .
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