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cheddar cheese straws

a recipe by
Adrienne May
New Castle, DE

These are softer and tastier than cheez it crackers. They are great warm or cold. I like to eat them right out of the oven with cider!

cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheddar cheese straws

  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 lb
    extra sharp cheddar (shredded)
  • 1/2 lb

How To Make cheddar cheese straws

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 Sift flour three times with salt and cayenne pepper. ( I omit the cayenne).
  • 2
    Add grated cheddar to flour. Melt butter and allow to cool a bit. Mix butter with other ingredients to form a stiff dough.
  • 3
    Roll on lightly floured waxed paper in a 1/4 thick rectangle.
  • 4
    Cut dough into strips that are approx. 1/2 wide and 4 inches long. Bake for 15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets.