Paula Deen's Zesty Cheese Straws

READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 5 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Make sure cheese and butter are room temperature.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cheese and mix until blended.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up the dough, then place it in a cookie press, fitted with a ridged tip.
  • Pipe the dough in 2 inch strips onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to racks to cool.
  • **Updated**.
  • I've discovered these are very tastey using dried herbs also.
  • I've made them with dill but can see me making them with thyme and sage before too long.