"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Mil Rogers' Cheese Straws Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anne Rogers
Added: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
10 oz Cracker Barrel extra sharp cheese
10 oz (2.5 sticks) Blue Bonnet margarine
~ 2 cups plain flour
2-3 tsp salt
1.5 tsp red pepper

Directions:
Directions:
The secret to Mil's recipe is not to hurry. She blended the ingredients by hand while watching TV.

Put cheese and margarine in large bowl and let come to room temperature. Sift flour, salt and pepper into another bowl.

Blend cheese and margarine by hand, squeezing the whole block of cheese and butter.

Gradually add flour about 1/2 cup at a time until mixture has the consistency of play dough - it no longer sticks to sides of bowl or hands.

Put mixture into cookie press. Use the small star mold. Squeeze into long rows on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 225 for about 30 minutes. Turn oven off and leave straws in the oven overnight or until they dry out. Remove and cut into desired lengths.

The other secret is cooking slowly. Watch these so that they don't brown. Your oven may need to be cooler or the cooking time shorter.

Easy once you figure out how long to bake in your oven.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The favorite Rogers' appetizer: Mammy taught Pop to make them to give for Christmas presents.

 

 

 

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