Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

The  other day, I was browsing through Babies R Us because I had nothing better to do to kill time. I ended up in the food and formula section... really? Tiny little individual bottles of "toddler" apple juice? How is this any different from plain old apple juice I can buy for about a quarter of the price at the grocery store? Little adorable packages of "Baby Puffs"? How is this different from cheerios? Now, while I do make my own baby food for a fraction of the price of store-bought packaged baby food, I do understand the convenience of a sealed jar of baby food for, say, traveling. But "Baby Puffs"???
Anyways, while at Babies R Us I used up the last of the money I had on a gift card from baby showers many moons ago, and got a sippy cup with HANDLES so that The Squirt can actually hold it himself. It was a hit. I also got one of those snazzy snack cups with lids that Baby can stick his hand into and pull out snacks without spilling said snack all over the place. You know the ones I mean? The theory is brilliant. The execution... well, lets just say there are cheerios all over my floor. Granted, far fewer cheerios than there would have been had I just given my child a cup of cheerios without a fancy lid on it. But still... messy.

Well, after acquiring said snack cup, my next step was to find something to fill it with. Cheerios are the obvious choice. But I just had to come up with something that I MADE. MYSELF. Because I'm stubborn like that. So, I poked around on the Pinterest for a while and found this recipe for homemade goldfish crackers. A couple of tweaks later, I present to you: Homemade Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers of Awesomeness.

Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers (printable recipe)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 Tb butter
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 Tbs cold water

Place cheese, butter, flours, and salt into food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse sand. Add water, and pulse until dough forms. Wrap dough in saran wrap and chill for 10 min or so.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll out dough ... thinner dough makes crispier crackers, thicker dough makes puffier crackers. Puffier is easier on baby, FYI.
Cut out shapes -- I made myself a goldfish cookie cutter out of a strip of soda can, and I also made some square cheese-it shapes by just cutting squares with a pizza cutter.
Bake for about 15 min.

Now, if The Squirt could just figure out which end of the cup the snacks come out of...

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