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Zesty Cheese Straws Recipe

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This recipe for Zesty Cheese Straws, by , is from The Dimiceli Cucina, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Judith Dimiceli
Added: Wednesday, February 18, 2009


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven 300
In a food processor, add the butter, cheese, flour, salt and cayenne and process until a smooth dough is formed
Scoop into a cookie press, fitted with a flat ridged tip
Pipe dough in 2 inch strips on a lightly greased cookie sheet
(Alternatively, refrigerate dough 30 minutes; roll on lightly floured surface into 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Cut into smaller rectangles 2x3 inches, with a pizza wheel or sharp knife).
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned
Remove to racks to cool




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