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cheese-straws are the perfect southern treat

Southern Cheese Straws

5 from 1 vote


  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine I prefer butter slightly soft
  • 1 ½ lbs grated extra sharp Cheddar cheese and taken to room temp


  • Mix butter and cheese well by hand.
  • Add flour, salt, baking powder, and cayenne pepper in small amounts and mix well.
  • Using the ribbon tip of cookie press, press straws on to cookie sheets and bake at 350 over for 10-12 minutes or until light brown on the edges.
  • Cool completely before storing.
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