Dorothea Benton Frank
New York Times Bestselling Author
Dorothea Benton Frank
"Shem Creek Recipes"
Shem Creek

Cheese Straws


  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


Cream butter and cheese with salt and pepper. Add sifted flour.

Roll into 1" wide cigars. Slice the cigars into little rounds, and place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until light brown. Remove from baking sheets before they are cold. Sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper.

Makes about 100. May be stored in tightly covered container.

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