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Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

Five ingredients transform into long, crisp cracker sticks. The hand-held snacks make for easy mingling at parties.—Elizabeth Robinson, Conroe, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in cheese until blended. Combine the flour, salt and cayenne; stir into cheese mixture until a dough forms. Roll into a 15-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Cut into thirty 6-in. strips. Gently place strips 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 2. 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: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 72 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2017

"wonderful flavor! I rolled each one by hand into a thin straw."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"I have loved these since I was a Child. Takes me back to a Happier time. I have also tried them with roasted pecans chopped up in it."

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