Cowboy Boots with a Kick

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

You can substitute any size or shape of cutters for these spicy cheese straws called Cowboy Boots with a Kick. Adjust the baking time accordingly.unknown source


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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. dried crushed pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
2/3 cup butter, cut up
1 1/2 cups finely shredded colby jack cheese, 6 oz
2 tbsp. cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix first 4 ingredients in a bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender til mixture is crumbly. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, evenly over surface; stir with fork til dry ingredients are moistened. Shape dough into a ball; cover and chill 1 hour.
2
divide dough in half; store 1 portion in refrigerator. Roll remaining half of dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with a 5 inch cowboy boot cookie cutter; carefully transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 for 12 minutes or til lightly brown. Let cool 1 minute on baking sheets. Carefully remove to wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes 1 dozen.

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