Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea; Martha Hall Foose

Directions

  1. In a food processor fitted with metal blade, combine the cheese, butter, salt, cayenne, and hot sauce by pulsing several times until blended.
  2. Add in flour; pulse until the dough forms a ball.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°; fit a cookie press with the ribbon or star template.
  4. Press long, continuous strips of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Using a sharp knife, score the strips every 3 inches.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown every so slightly.
  7. Remove from oven and cut or break cheese straws on the scored lines.
  8. Place them on a rack to cool completely; store in an airtight container.