Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add dry ingredients and water.
  3. Refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Roll dough until 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Cut into strips.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
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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..