Cheese Straws

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 18 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 5 dozen
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2 cups self rising flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 sticks butter, at room temperature

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar, at room temperature


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Sift the flour, salt and cayenne into a bowl and reserve. With an electric hand mixer cream together the butter and cheese. Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time until the batter is smooth. Scrape the batter into a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag. Cut a corner from the plastic bag and on an ungreased sheet pan, pipe 2 rows each for every straw, about 5 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to racks to cool.