Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

Wonderful side or appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the butter and cheeses in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, and cayenne directly into the food processor and process until the mixture begins to form a ball.
  3. Add the pecans and pulse just until the pecans are mixed.
  4. The mixture will be very soft.
  5. Divide the dough into three equal parts and place each on a piece of wax paper.
  6. Fold the paper over the mixture and roll into logs about 1 inch (3 cm) in diameter.
  7. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1 hour.
  8. Roll the chilled dough into a more regular round shape if desired.
  9. Unwrap the logs immediately prior to baking and slice into rounds 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick.
  10. Place 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350F oven until light golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  11. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

These are wonderful! So simple to make! I served them as part of a bread tray at Thanksgiving. The in-laws ate them all up! These are like a cheese straw and not a biscuit. Thanks Melismak for sharing this wonderful recipe!

Cheryl Woodall November 29, 2002

These tasty and addicting little treats are fairly easy to make. I halved the recipe and it made about half again as many as it said it would by making the logs 1 inch in diameter. They cooked perfectly in my oven for 15 minutes as the recipe stated. Be sure to use a SHARP cheese. I agree with Cheryl's review that they have the tender texture of a cheese straw rather than a biscuit. But whatever you call them, they are good!

Junebug December 10, 2003

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