Cheese Straws



Cheese straws are the perfect nibbly thing for your guests to snack on before Thanksgiving dinner. Cayenne pepper gives them just the right amount of heat, which pairs well with a glass of wine or a cold beer. A small side dish of buttery Castelvetrano olives may not be a bad idea either. 

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl – set aside.
  3. Put the butter and cheddar cheese in a large bowl and mix until well blended.CSMix
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and cheese, then add the water and mix for 1 minute.
  5. Knead the dough a few times, and roll out 1/4 inch thick. Cut 1/4 inch strips that are 4 to 6 inches in length. Place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Cool and store in an air tight container. Makes 3 to 4 dozen pieces. CSPan

Make plenty – because they won’t last!


This entry was posted in Holiday, Lovin' from the Oven, News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.