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Cheesy Straws

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 4 1/2 dozen

"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.
Cheesy Straws Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika or garlic salt, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a food processor, combine 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 7x5-in. rectangles.
  2. Cut into 5x1/2-in. strips. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and, if desired, paprika or garlic salt.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Can you freeze Cheesy Straws?

Freeze cooled cheese straws in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, reheat on an ungreased baking sheet in a preheated 350° oven until crisp and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 123 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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