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Cheddar-Curry Cheese Straws with Fresh Chives Recipe

This is a classic Southern cheese straw recipe with an delightful twist. The addition of curry powder and fresh chives gives it a wonderful taste.—Angela Spengler, Clovis, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, curry powder and salt; cut in the butter until crumbly. Add the cheeses and chives. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • 2. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface; roll each portion into a 16-in. x 5-in. rectangle. Cut into 5-in. x 1/4-in. strips. Gently place strips 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 10-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Note

To Make Ahead: Package baked cheese straws in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed paper and freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat at 350° for 5 minutes before serving.

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