Recipe By Anonymous
Published Sep 2nd
Prep 25m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 67.3

I won’t forget the cheese straws that my mother made for my father. The only difference was that she did not add cayenne pepper. These make wonderful hors d’oevres.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt, grated cheese and butter or margarine in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add water a little bit at a time to make a very stiff dough.
  3. 3 On a lightly floured surface, roll pieces of the dough into just slightly thicker than pencil shaped sticks. Cut sticks into 4 to 5 inch lengths. Arrange the pieces on the baking sheet.
  4. 4 Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 67.3
  • Carbohydrate 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Fat 4.8 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 103.1 mg
  • Sugar 0.1 g

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  1. I've made a LOT of different cheese straw recipes and this is definitely the best. I grated a 10 oz block of extra sharp Cracker Barrel cheese in my food processor. Then I dumped it in my mixer bowl, dropped 1 ½ sticks of margarine in and popped it in the microwave for 40 seconds. - Read more ...
  2. I used a cookie press to squeeze mine into cute shapes. You can make ridged sticks or flower biscuits etc.
  3. I found this recipe a few years back and have made it every Christmas eve for our annual Christmas eve party. Every year I get tons of compliments on it! This is an AWESOME recipe and very easy to make! I usually omit the pepper but add paprika...People show up to the party just for - Read more ...
  4. I made these this morning for a party I'm having this evening. I'm amazed at how quickly this recipe came together. After reading the other reviews, I decided to soften my butter a bit in the microwave, then mixed it with the cheese. I added the cayenne and about 1/2 tsp garlic salt to the - Read more ...
  5. The recipe was excellent although it was more time-consuming than I had thought to roll out the straws. After rolling them out I refrigerated the straws for 5-10 min. (and then added 3-4 min. to baking time) which helped them puff a bit less and made them very flaky.
  6. Try putting the dough through a cookie press to make the straws. Use a disc with a small opening like the star.
  7. I must have done something wrong. These were the worst things I have ever tasted. I made them twice and each time they were tasteless.
  8. I've been looking for cheese straws receipe for a long time. This one is the best so far. Next time I'll try to roll to a thinner dough. Yummy!
  9. Unless we did something wrong, I could not taste any cheese just a pie crust taste. They were hard to roll out and they did not brown.