Cheese Straws

Yield: ~120 cheese straws


  • 32 oz. shredded cheddar cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder


  1. In a stand mixer, beat together the cheese and butter until it's smooth and whipped.  This could take 10-20 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together 3 cups flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder.  Add to the cheese mixture and beat until smooth.
  3. Add enough remaining flour to form a dough that's firm, but still soft enough to push through a pastry bag.
  4. Place the dough in a pastry bag with a star tip.  Pipe onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.
  6. When fully cooled, use a knife to cut into thirds.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
Adapted from The Food Network.