schelley's cheese straws

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Schelley Brown Francis
from Minden, LA

You can't go wrong with Cheese Straws. They make a great gift in a nice Christmas tin.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews

Ingredients For schelley's cheese straws

  • 1 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 lb
    block shard cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1-2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
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How To Make schelley's cheese straws

  • 1
    Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined.
  • 2
    Use a cookie press with a star-shaped disk to shape mixture into long ribbons, following manufacturer's instructions, on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cut ribbons into 2-inch pieces.
  • 3
    Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4
    Cheese Wafers: Combine ingredients as directed; chill dough 2 hours. Shape dough into 4 (8-inch-long) logs; wrap each in plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours. Cut each log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container 1 week.
  • 5
    Note: If you don't have a heavy-duty stand mixer, you can use a handheld mixer. Just divide the ingredients in half, and work with two batches.

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