"This was the very first recipe I learned to cook...my grandmother would help my twin sister and me make these fun snacks when we were 5 or 6 years old," recalls Sheri Vero of Ocala, Florida.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Paprika or garlic salt, optional
- In a food processor or blender, combine the flour, butter and cheese. Cover and process until well blended. Divide into four portions; shape each into a ball. Roll between pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap into 7-in. x 5-in. rectangles. Cut into 5-in. x 1/2-in. strips. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika or garlic salt if desired. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheese Straws in Country Woman July/August 2000, p43
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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010
"I made them much thinner and didn't add any salt or pepper or garlic on top. Next I think I will use sharp cheddar, mild doesn't have that zing. Reminds me of Cheez-Its!"