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Friday, December 11, 2009

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

10 ounce sharp Cracker Barrel Cheese (Kraft)
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons margarine
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
Red pepper to taste (cayenne pepper)

Squish the cheese with hands. Add butter and squish it into the cheese. Add salt and pepper. Keep squishing. Gradually add flour and keep squishing until it’s all mixed together.

Using a cookie press with a star disk, squirt out mixture in rows on parchment lined cookie sheet. Cut to desired lengths before baking, about an inch. Bake at 375 until lightly browned on the bottom. This takes about 10 minutes. This makes about 150 cheese straws.

This recipe came from Granny. We make it for beach trips, Christmas, weddings. My cousin, Molly Beth, has perfected this recipe and sells them at craft shows for the holidays.

My favorite Cheese Straws are slightly burnt and have an extra dash of red pepper!

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