Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
There are many recipes out there for cheese straws, but I had to post Grandma's recipe. These were a staple at her house and we couldn't wait to devour them when we went for a visit.
- 1⁄2 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄4 lb butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour, sifted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash red pepper (or to your liking)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 3 teaspoons water
- Cream cheese and butter.
- Add dry ingredients and water.
- Refrigerate for one hour.
- Roll dough until 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut into strips.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
I used this recipe to make 5 dozen cheese straws for a wedding shower. Huge success! Instead of 3 tsps water, I substitued Tabasco. Instead of paprika, I used Cayenne pepper. This gives it the "kick" it needed. Men seem to prefer these hotter. I used a previous reviewer's idea about rolling it out and slicing like cookies. Then I pressed a fork down to imprint it cross-cross.
I made this into 36 little rounds with a fluted biscuit cutter. I used cayenne pepper and added a whole egg with the water to bind the dough. They turned out very yummy indeed. Thanks for sharing.
These are delicious! I made the straws using a cookie press with the star disc, and didn't have to chill the dough. Thanks so much..