Cheese Straws119 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“I won't forget the cheese straws that my mother made for my father. The only difference was that she did not add cayenne pepper. These make wonderful hors d'oevres.” - by Carol
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt, grated cheese and butter or margarine in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add water a little bit at a time to make a very stiff dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll pieces of the dough into just slightly thicker than pencil shaped sticks. Cut sticks into 4 to 5 inch lengths. Arrange the pieces on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes or until browned.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 67 cal
- 4.8 g
- 4.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (119)Rate This Recipe
"I found this recipe a few years back and have made it every Christmas eve for our annual Christmas eve party. Every year I get tons of compliments on it! This is an AWESOME recipe and very easy to m..." See moreake! I usually omit the pepper but add paprika...People show up to the party just for the cheese straws I think! I've never had a problem with the dough, but what I do is set my butter out the night before I make these so that the butter is at room temp and very soft, I also put my cheese out a few hours before making them so that it's at room temp and soft. Also, use freshly shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese, I made these with packaged shredded cheese and they weren't as good as with freshly shredded cheese. Takes a but longer but you'll appreciate it in the end!"
"I made these this morning for a party I'm having this evening. I'm amazed at how quickly this recipe came together. After reading the other reviews, I decided to soften my butter a bit in the microwav..." See moree, then mixed it with the cheese. I added the cayenne and about 1/2 tsp garlic salt to the flour (omitting the salt the recipe called for) before mixing it with the cheese. With the addition of 1/2 cup water, the dough came together well. Instead of greasing a cookie sheet, I used sheets of parchament paper & then my cookie press to press out the straws. I sprinkled them with garlic salt and baked for 8 mins. After removing them from the oven, I slipped the parchament paper off the cookie sheet so the straws could cool more quickly. I cut them in half lengthwise, then across, so the finished product was about 2" long. I think the key to crispiness is making sure that the oven is preheated properly. My first batch was chewier than subsequent batches."
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