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Cheese Straws Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Georgia Abernathy

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1½ cups butter, softened
1-2 tsp ground red pepper
1½ tsp salt
½ tsp paprika
1 1-lb block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:
Directions:
Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined. Use a cookie press with a star-shaped disk to shake mixture into long ribbons on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cut ribbons into 2” pieces. Bake at 350º for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For Cheese Wafer shape: Combine ingredients as directed; chill dough 2 hours. Shape dough into 4 8”-long logs; wrap each in plastic wrap and chill 8 hours. Cut each log into ¼”-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If you don’t have a heavy-duty stand mixer, use a handheld mixer and divide ingredients in half and work with two batches.

 

 

 

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