Cheese Straws

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

These are a "must have on hand" Southern Classic, one of the many "pick-ups."

Top Review by Jangomango

Oh, my. These were inhaled by a group of teenagers within about 10 minutes so I have no idea how well they store. I'll take your word for it! Wonderful taste and excellent directions. I'm glad I got top quality parmesan cheese. Whatever flavour the cheese has is enhanced by the cooking process, and I think that cheap imitation-type parmesan cheese would ruin a good thing. Thanks - great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease 3 baking sheets.
  3. Beat the cheeses and butter together until VERY smooth-no chunks.
  4. Mix in flour, salt and cayenne.
  5. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick on a floured board.
  6. Color should be uniform.
  7. With a sharp knife or pastry wheel cut dough into 3/4 inch wide and 3 1/2 inch long strips.
  8. Place on cookie sheet, not touching.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Watch carefully, you dont want them to brown.
  11. Remove and cool on a rack.
  12. Store in a tightly covered container for 1 week at room temp or 3 months in the freezer (any longer and they taste stale).

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