Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All my ducks in a row...

Easy to make Goldducks, that taste quite similar to... Goldfish. Only without all the additives with names I can't pronounce.

Why ducks, you ask? I didn't have a fishy cookie cutter, that's why. Given just the right cutter, you and your children can make all their favorite creatures: goldfrogs, goldsharks, goldmonkeys....

With soup or as a healthy snack...


6 ounces (1 1/2 cup grated) extra sharp cheddar or other sharp hard cheese (I used leftover Parrano)
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup whole spelt flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (or less)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (less if think that is too much for your little ones.)

Preheat 350°F. Toss all the measured ingredients together in a food processor. Run until the dough becomes a big ball. Will take about a minute or 2. And you will begin to wonder if it will ever form a ball. Chill ball in parchment or plastic wrap for a short 30 minutes. Roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters & place on parchment lined or ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes until just barely browned around the edges.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute before gently transferring. (Revised from smitten kitchen.)

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