Cheese Straw Cookies

6
Bea L.

By
@BeachChic

These make a great hors d' oeuvre. They almost taste like cheese straws but with a crunch.

My friend, Mary Lou, shared this recipe with me about 30 years ago and I have been making them ever since.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, cold
  • 2 stick
    butter or margarine, frozen
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper (or less)
  • 2 c
    rice krispies cereal

How to Make Cheese Straw Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Grate the cold block of cheddar cheese and the cold sticks of butter into the same large bowl. Let this come to room temperature to soften.
    NOTE: I have also used pre-shredded cheese, put it in a bowl along with the butter and let it come to room temperature. Once it has softened I start mixing in the remaining ingredients. This works just as well.
  2. Form several rolls of dough. Pinch off small pieces and form into quarter-sized balls. Place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I line mine with foil or parchment paper) then flatted each ball with a fork.
  3. Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not over bake do they will be too hard.

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About Cheese Straw Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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