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Southern Cheese Straws

These wonderful treats are a staple in the South. This is a classic recipe that you'll want to make over and over again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Cheese Straws
Servings: 5 dozen
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded and at room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons butter or margarine or 1 stick softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted (Put seeds on baking sheet and toast in 325 degree oven about 10 minutes until brown)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and keep mixing until you can form a ball. (I do this with my hands. It’s kind of like making sausage balls. You have to work the butter and cheese into the flour). Roll out dough as thin as possible and cut strips 4 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Bake on ungreased baking sheet in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes until brown. Can turn during baking.

Notes

Makes about five dozen cheese sticks.