Friday, August 13, 2010

Recipe 22: CHEESE STRAWS (Appetizers/Party Foods)

SOURCE: This recipe comes from Margaret Michaels and was published in The Art of Cooking in Scottsboro.

These Cheese Straws are really easy to make, and oddly addicting.  The sharper the cheddar, the better the straw.
My aunts have made these on occasion and are a true southern gem!!
Cheese Straws are to the south like pizza is to New York and Lobster is to Maine. 


1 Lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated.
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 tsp paprika
2 cups flour
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt.

Add all ingredients together and work the mixture WITH YOUR HANDS.
press out strips with a cookie press. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

**If you dont have a press, roll dough as thin as pie crust and cut into strips about 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"

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