Cheese Straws

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Cayenne pepper gives these traditional snacks a real kick.

Servings: 5 dozen
Prep Time: 8 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup 1/2 lb shredded sharp Cheddar, at room temperature
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature


 

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, cayenne, and salt and set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and cheese until blended. Add the flour mixture slowly, beating at low speed, then continue to beat for 5 minutes, until very creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times.

Using a cookie press with a star tip, make 3-inch-long cheese straws, leaving at least 1/2 inch between each on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to racks to cool.

This recipe is one of our Gifts from the Kitchen. Click here to see other Gifts from the Kitchen.

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Paula and family: Merry Christmas from the Mason-Dixon line. This is the best recipe, I have had nothing but excellent results every year I have baked them. I tweak mine from time to time and use different cheeses. Makes it interesting. For those who have complained they maybe need to add a little more or less of something. Depending on where they live. Butter on Y'all:)

By Shirley Cotten on December 16, 2013

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LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU PAULA!!!!! PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN PURCHASE A COOKIE PRESS TO MAKE CHEESE STRAWS LIKE THE PICTURE.. MY WONDERFUL SON-IN-LOVE- LOVES CHEESE STRAWS AND I MUST HAVE HIM SOME MADE MY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB AND WE LOVE YOUR RESTAURANT!!!

By MARIE FRASIER on December 10, 2013

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Don't make this recipe! It is not right - something is way off. I made it and it was a flat, oily, and couldn't pick it up. I didn't read the comments until too late. I was making them for a party so I went back on line and found another recipe that worked great.

By Karen kohl on January 26, 2013

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Didn't love this recipe. I didn't like the texture and thought they were too salty.

By Jeana on November 06, 2012

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I watch your show everyday I love your cooking and your style I hope and wish you the best through you career. And have a wonderful holiday season

By ms california on November 06, 2012

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My grandmother passed down her recipe to me & the only difference is she used 1 tbsp. paprika & 1 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder. YUMMY!!

By Valerie Burchett on July 06, 2012

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Paula, To be honest with you your recipes are the only ones I cook with because they are down to earth and also what I grew up with. Between you, Bobby,and Jamie your recipes are mainly ingredients that are easy to get and easy to make. There is not one recipe that I made for the family they didnt rave about. I started a book with just your recipes in it. Keep up the great work. Love Bill

By Bill Hiatt on April 18, 2012

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I would like to know if you have other baking gifts ( like cheese straws) that would be great for other holidays , other than christmas?

By Debby Telford on January 27, 2012

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Love these cheese straws.Have a question....what brand of cookie press do you use? My dough is thick and I have not been able to find a press strong enough. So,I've been rolling my dough out and cutting it into strips.Works ok, but would like to find a cookie pree strong enough to use.On the video you use a press. Thanks, Ed Gann

By Edward Gann on January 07, 2012

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I made these chesse straws for two Christmas's. They are a hit everywhere I take them!! Thanks Paula for your great recipes....

By Mona on December 21, 2011

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I made this recipe, but I didn't use a cookie press. Instead, my kids and I had a great time together cutting them and making them into their favorite shapes... Awesome Mom/Kid project, and the outcome was yummy!

By Charlotte on September 01, 2011

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I MADE CHEESE STRAWS FOR A TEA PARTY , THEY WERE WONDERFUL , EVERYONE ENJOYED THEM . THANKS FOR SUCH AN EASY AND VERY TASTY REDIPE. I KNOW I WILL BE USING IT IN THE FUTURE.

By Beth Holt on March 12, 2011

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These cheese straws are wonderful, but if you want to loose weight I will tell you this you can't stop eating them!!!!

By Ramona Kyre on March 09, 2011

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Just made this recipie! Oh my goodness they are delicious! I watched paula make them on her show today and she used a ziplock bag with the corner cut off! They turned out perfect!

By Ashley on January 19, 2011

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I love cheese straws I going to try these my Husband I love your show.

By Bobbie on January 19, 2011

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i am going to try this resipe hope these will turn out better i have had some trouble with cheese straws.

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By Anonymous on September 18, 2010

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Miss Paula, I bought all the ingredients for this and tried to make them a couple of hours until her baby shower. I did something wrong apparently cause all I made is a mess. I want to come on your show and you show me how to make them. HELP

By Anonymous on June 13, 2010

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