Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is similar to my main recipe for Cheese Straws Cheese Straws, but it includes nutmeg and Worcestershire sauce for a different flavor. You can use a cookie press to give these a fancy shape, if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. Sift the flour, rice flour, dry mustard, salt, cayenne, garlic powder, & nutmeg together into a bowl.
  3. In a Kitchen Aid mixer, mix together the cheese and the butter on low, mixing for 10 minutes to cream together. Mix the Worcestershire sauce into the butter/cheese mixture.
  4. Using the dough hook, gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing on medium-low. Mix well between each addition and scrape down the sides of the bowl so the flour is incorporated into the dough (I add the flour in 4 portions).
  5. Mix until the dough comes together - It doesn't have to form one single ball, but it does need to come together, and most of the dough should have come off the sides of the mixing bowl.
  6. If the dough still seems too crumbly and not cohesive enough, add water 1/2 teaspoon at a time and beat on medium for one minute until the dough comes together. I RARELY, if ever, have to add more than 1/2 teaspoon of water. I usually don't add any water at all.
  7. You can either use a cookie press using the star disk to form strips, or roll the dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness and Use a pizza wheel or a knife to cut the dough into 1/2" by 4" strips.
  8. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, place the straws on the parchment with 1/2" of space between them. If you have rolled and cut the dough, pierce each straw with the tines of a fork. If you are adding cumin or coriander seeds, put them on now and press them down into the dough a bit so they stick.
  9. Bake at 375ºF on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes. The cheese straws should be barely beginning to brown when you remove them from the oven.
  10. Let the straws cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then place the straws on a rack to cool. If you try to put the straws on a cooling rack immediately after you take them out of the oven, they may break while you're trying to transfer them from the sheet to the rack.
  11. These can be kept in an air-tight container for up to a week, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months. If you do freeze them, return to room temperature and heat for 5 minutes in a 350ºF oven before serving.

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