Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 15-20 min

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Servings: makes about 2 dozen

 

There are several variations of this recipe, some with sesame or benne seeds or even Rice Krispies for crunch. My mother has always rolled the dough into a log, chilled the log, and then sliced off wafers to bake. You can keep an unbaked log in the fridge for unexpected guests for at least a week or so.

 

Ingredients (use organic ingredients where available):

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon or more cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

 

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together first 4 ingredients and stir in the cheese. Add the butter and mix well. Finish in one of three ways:

 

  1. Roll the dough into a log, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Chill, and then slice off 1/3-inch thick wafers.

 

  1. Or run the dough through the #1 disc of a cookie press into long strips, directly onto the ungreased cookie sheet.

 

  1. Or roll out in a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick. Use a knife to cut strips the length of the dough, then slice these strips into about 2-inch pieces.

 

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The thicker straws will take longer.

 

Slice the pressed straws into 2-inch pieces while they are still warm.

 

Delicious warm or at room temperature. Stored in an airtight tin, these will keep for a few days.

 

 

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Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 15-20 min Ease of Preparation: Easy Servings: makes about 2 dozen   There are several variations of this recipe, some with sesame or benne seeds or even Rice Krispies for crunch. My mother has always rolled the dough into a log, chilled the log, and then sliced off...