These wonderful treats are a staple in the South. This is a classic recipe that you'll want to make over and over again.
Keyword: Southern Cheese Straws
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
8ouncessharp cheddar cheeseshredded and at room temperature
8tablespoonsbutter or margarine or 1 sticksoftened
1 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
3tablespoonssesame seedstoasted (Put seeds on baking sheet and toast in 325 degree oven about 10 minutes until brown)
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.