Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws


"This is a favorite Christmas recipe of my father's and husband's. It's fairly simple to do and tastes good."


30 m servings 99 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl cream butter and cheese. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut into 2 inch strips and sprinkle with ground red pepper. Place strips on prepared cookie sheet(s) 1 1/2 inches apart.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.
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  1. 78 Ratings


I made this recipe last year and it turns out great. A couple of pointers though, 1) watch how much cayenne pepper you put in, a LITTLE goes a long way; and 2) instead of strips, I recommend a ...

If you want something different to serve as snacks, if your kids like cheese goldfishes - you will want to make this! I made this with no cayenne pepper and with sharp cheddar cheese and it was...

Use a cookie press to make these -- I press long ribbons then cut or break them into 1 inch pieces before baking. I'm thinking one of the small cookie press plates (like the small star) wou...

very easy to make and tasty! the key is to, as others have suggested, is letting your butter and cheese come to room temp. i had no problem creaming the two together. i followed the recipe exact...

This recipe is delicous, but it was very hard to form the straws. I was unable to successfully cream the butter and cheese, therefore when I tried to roll out the dough it crumbled. Any sugges...

This recipe is wonderful! Although my dough (as recipe says) was fine originally, I added two eggs to fluff it up a bit, so I had to add some extra flour. I also added about a tablespoon of ga...

I used three cups of cheese instead of four, dropped my temp to 375 and baked for 10 minutes and they turned out perfect. Reducing the amount of cheese allowed the taste (not heat) of the red pe...

These were really good, however, I did add about 1/3 cup water to the recipe to get it to stick together. It was then about like pie dough. Also, I cut the heat back to 375 because the first b...

Needed liquid. Original recipe was way to dry to form a dough. After reading other reviews, I added two eggs and a 1/2 cup of warm water. I also added garlic salt and onion powder. Tasted gr...