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Yummy Cheese Straws

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
    4 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place 1 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 19 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • bella3028
    Dec 15, 2012

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  • babyjimmie
    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.

  • Pinstripes
    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.

  • babygirl71
    Jul 21, 2008

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  • shanda623
    Mar 10, 2008

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