Yummy Cheese Straws Recipe
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Yummy Cheese Straws Recipe

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You'll have a hard time eating just one of these cheesy, buttery treats from Ann Nace of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. They make a fun appetizer or side for soups or salads. Try twisting the sticks for an extra-fancy look. -Ann Nace of Perkasie, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 19 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in cheese. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-in. square. Cut in half lengthwise; cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. strips. Sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Cheese Straws in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p23

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babyjimmie User ID: 3789314 137528
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"There is NO way that this makes 48 straws. The calorie count of these is very deceiving. It did not even make half of that amount -- plus they broke when you tried to get them off the sheet."

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 209443
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"These are great. They have a unique dense biscuit-y type texture. I added more cheese and some ground cayenne pepper too."

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