30 Reviews

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.

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Carolyn1229 June 24, 2010

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.

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Pearlesyarn February 24, 2013

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..

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tednjoc April 01, 2012

I added a lot of red pepper to this because we like these hot. This is just like my mother's recipe. I rolled this into a cylinder in plastic wrap and sliced it into round crackers.

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mary winecoff April 10, 2008

I have made these twice now and they have been a huge success. I do turn them during baking to get a more even color. I cut out in shapes using a cookie cutter, maybe I'll do some festive ones for the holidays. I know I will be making these for years to come. Thanks for sharing.

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Brit in Texas December 11, 2007

Makes a really good cheese straw. I recommend baking about 5 minutes longer to dry them out a touch more.

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Jajaja February 06, 2005

Yum, these are really tasty. More-ish is probably the best way to describe them, you can't eat just one. Very easy to put together and excellent served with a nice glass of wine or cold beer. Thanks Lusil for posting a keeper.

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Jewelies June 04, 2004

These are a lot like my grandmother's cheese straws, too. As others have done, I used a a few dashed of Crystal Hot Sauce and lots of red cayenne pepper. I omit the water so the straws are crispy. I use a cookie press with flat ribbon disc so no need to refrigerate dough. Thank you for sharing!

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Candy C March 17, 2016

This was my first attempt at cheese straws and they were wonderful. I followed the advise of other viewers and used Tobasco Sauce in place of the water and cayenne pepper instead of paprika. It definitely took more water to make the dough come together. Can't help but think the recipe should read 3 Tbsp water rather than 3 tsp.

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CowboysChick March 31, 2013

My mom's cheese straw recipe is packed away in storage but this is the same one. We made 2 double batches. Everything went wrong from the oven getting turned off while they were in to the oven being turned up to 400. (Way too many folks in the kitchen) Through it all - the straws turned out wonderful! These are a must have for any occasion!!!

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For JT's Grandma December 21, 2011
Grandma's Cheese Straws