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Cheesy Straws

"This was the very first recipe I learned to grandmother would help my twin sister and me make these fun snacks when we were 5 or 6 years old," recalls Sheri Vero of Ocala, Florida.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika or garlic salt, optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a food processor, combine flour, butter and cheese. Cover and process until well blended. Divide into four portions; shape each into a ball. Roll between pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap into 7x5-in. rectangles.
  • Cut into 5x1/2-in. strips. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and, if desired, paprika or garlic salt.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled cheese straws in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, reheat on an ungreased baking sheet in a preheated 350° oven until crisp and heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 123 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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  • chocolateformyfour
    Nov 27, 2020

    Made for Thanksgiving 2020. I used brown rice flour and a bit of xanthan gum to make them gluten free. We rolled them out like pie dough and cut them with a tiny leaf cookie cutter so they were like crackers. Baked until lightly browned on bottoms.

  • merrin231
    Oct 14, 2019

    We love them! So easy!

  • amandakaye747
    Dec 26, 2012

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  • Hank123
    Dec 20, 2012

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  • Burntrose
    Feb 18, 2010

    I made them much thinner and didn't add any salt or pepper or garlic on top. Next I think I will use sharp cheddar, mild doesn't have that zing. Reminds me of Cheez-Its!