Homemade Goldfish Treats


  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


Combine Cheddar cheese, flour, butter, and salt in a food processor; pulse until dough is consistency of course sand. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is moistened.

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Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll dough onto a lightly floured work surface and cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter. If you choose to use a fish cut-out, use a toothpick to make faces. Arrange shapes on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crispy, 15 to 16 minutes.