Paula Deen's Zesty Cheese Straws

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by katie in the UP

I like everything Paula makes!

Top Review by greeneggs

my christmas crowd was split 50/50 on these some loved them and some really didnt like them. they were very easy to make, I used my cookie press and didnt need to chill the dough before and. I prob wont make them again, I had a lot leftover after our party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Make sure cheese and butter are room temperature.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the cheese and mix until blended.
  5. Add the flour, salt and red pepper (I used 1/2 tsp) this is when you would add dried herbs if using, mix to form a dough.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up the dough, then place it in a cookie press, fitted with a ridged tip.
  7. Pipe the dough in 2 inch strips onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Remove to racks to cool.
  10. **Updated**.
  11. I've discovered these are very tastey using dried herbs also.
  12. I've made them with dill but can see me making them with thyme and sage before too long.

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