Cheese Straws

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We entertain a lot at our house so I’m always making appetizers.  More often then not I make a variety of dips because they are easy and feed a lot of people.   Every now and then I like to make something a little different.

Cheese Straws are an easy and delicious appetizer or snack.

I’ve eaten cheese straws several times at parties and I always enjoy them.   They are easy to pick up and carry around at a party.  They are crunchy and just a little different from anything else I usually eat.

Cheese Straws

They are made out of a cheese and flour mixture that forms a dough.  I added a touch of cayenne pepper that gives the straws a bit of heat.  I had some trouble twisting the straws but after working the dough a bit I got the hang of it.  The straws came out of the oven crunchy, a little spicy, and totally cheesy.

Cheese Straws are an easy and delicious appetizer or snack.

Cheese Straws

Crunchy cheddar cheese straws spiced up with a little cayenne pepper.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cheese straws
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 lb. cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 t. dry mustard
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 1 stick butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, and black pepper.
  • Add the melted butter and use your hands to form a dough ball. Mix in the cheddar cheese. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time until a firm dough forms.
  • Roll the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 1/2 inch wide strips. Twist the dough strips and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.


Adapted from HGTV

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