Recipe by Lusil
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.
Top Review by Carolyn1229
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.
- 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