Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

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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.


Most Helpful

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.

greeneggs December 27, 2007

I have made this recipe several times, and just realized that I have never rated it. Great recipe. I make it exactly as directed, except, I use the star plate, which makes more of a straw, and therefore have to adjust the cook time a little. Otherwise, recipe is made exactly as listed. Thanks for posting.

Jellyqueen December 21, 2006

I LOVED these! I did find that I didn't need to chill the dough. When I did chill it, it wouldn't come out of my cookie press. I simply worked it around a bit more and it came out just fine. After I had pressed out a bunch of "straws" I decided to spice it up even more! I ended up adding what was probably about a tablespoon of cayenne to an amount equal to the size of a grapefruit. They are super spicy and perfect for the spice lovers in the house. I enjoyed making this recipe as well. It went together easily. I ended up using black pepper as I couldn't wait until I could find some red pepper. I am on the look out for next time though! Thanks for this great treat.

Saturn August 09, 2006

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