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Yummy Cheese Straws

 Yummy Cheese Straws
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
48 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cheese straw equals 19 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.