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Nonnie's Cheese Straws Recipe

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This recipe for Nonnie's Cheese Straws, by , is from SOMETHING BORROWED, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Two sticks (8 oz) butter
8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 ½ cups flour (not self-rising)
Cookie press with star tip

Pre-heat oven to 325
Melt butter and pour over grated cheese
Add salt
Work in the flour (best by hand) with pepper already mixed in

Lightly spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray
Put dough in cookie press fitted with star tube
Press dough onto cookie sheet in 5” strips
Bake until straws are golden brown and crisp (about 20 min.)
Remove with flat, thin spatula

If you don’t have a cookie press, form the dough into 1” balls and flatten them with a fork.

!!! IF you want to eat more than one—TOTALLY HIDE from your Aunt Nancy !!!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These cheese straws were a favorite of my maternal grandmother, Flora Wilkinson, whom we call “Nonnie”. She had an old gas stove with a warming drawer under the stovetop burners where she kept them for grandchildren’s visits. We would go home with a cook-tin full, that my mother was very good at hiding so they’d last more than a day. They are “betcha can’t eat just one” good!




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