Cheese Straws


  • 1 ¼ c all-purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t paprika
  • ⅛ t cayenne pepper
  • ½ c lightly salted butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz grated cheddar cheese (about 2 c)


Mix first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Work butter and cheese with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture all at once and use hands to mix to make a stiff dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead several times until smooth. Store in refrigerator until firm. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Slice and bake at 425° until golden brown.

Submitted by Geraldine Hoffman, from “A Touch Of Love, A Pinch Of Tradition” B’nai B’rith Women #473, Grand Rapids, MI 1987