Zesty Cheese Straws

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 5 dozen
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Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, add the butter, cheese, flour, salt and cayenne and process until a smooth dough is formed. Scoop it into a cookie press, fitted with a flat ridged tip. Pipe the dough in 2-inch strips onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. (Alternatively, refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes and roll on a lightly floured surface into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into smaller rectangles, about 2 by 3-inches, with a pizza wheel or sharp knife.) Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to racks to cool.