Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws
A vintage clipped newspaper recipe for classic Cheese Straws; make these cheese straws with real butter, all-purpose flour, salt, cayenne, and Old English Sharp Cheese.
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  • 3 sticks real butter softened
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour reserve 1/2 cup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne – more or less depending on how hot you desire
  • 1 pound grated Old English Sharp Cheese


  • Mix all dry ingredient.
  • Mix 1/2 cup flour with grated cheese.
  • Mix all ingredients together – you may have to use hands to finish mixing.
  • Place dough in cookie press with small star design.
  • Press dough in long strips on Teflon cookie sheet 1/4 inch apart.
  • Cut to desired lengths for containers.
  • Bake 325-degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool slightly, remove from pan.
  • Store or package for gifts.
  • Can be frozen.

Kitchen Helper 2

Cookie Sheet
Baker's cooling rack
Cookie Sheet 2
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Cheese Straws

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