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

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

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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