Easy Cheese Straws
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- Combine the flour, butter, and cayenne with a fork or in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Stir in the cheese and knead by hand until the mixture holds together, adding a few drops of cold water if necessary.
- This mixture may be wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen until ready to use.
- Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch (5 mm) and cut into strips about 1/2 inch (1 cm wide) and 4 inches (10 cm) long.
- Sprinkle with coarse salt and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated 450F (230C) until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
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These are wonderful! They are a little hard to knead, but don't give up! The dough all comes together pretty quickly! We did have to add a few tsp. of cold water. My guests just gobbled them up! They are very cheesy, and the coarse salt sprinkled on is a nice touch! This makes ALOT of straws, by the way! Two large cookie sheets full! One worth trying!
Most similar to my Great Aunt Freda's famous cheese straws! This has been a part of our family cookbook forever. We use only 1 1/2 cups flour and use 1/2 tsp cayenne. We extrude through a cookie press to create the straws and when they bake the edges get all crispy and yummy. I halve the recipe and process all of the ingredients together, in two batches, in my food processor and never have a problem with the dough whatsoever! Very simple and easy. Thanks for posting.