Spicy Cheddar Cheese Straws
Serve these spicy cheddar cheese straws as an appetizer or as an accompaniment with soup or salad. Recipe by Chefs Greg and Mary Sonnier.
1 pound Wisconsin Aged (such as 2 or 4-year) cheddar cheese, grated
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
4 cups all purpose flour, sifted (sift before measuring)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon Tabasco™ sauce
- Heat oven to 250°F (120°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In large bowl, beat cheese and butter at low speed with paddle attachment of electric mixer. Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until dough forms.
- Press into strips on parchment paper using flat serrated disk of cookie press. Mark desired lengths with spatula.
- Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until set and starting to brown. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 150 (2-inch) straws.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.