Southern Cheese Straws Recipe

My cousin, Jessica, made these delicious cheese straws for our cousin’s Bridesmaids Luncheon. Cheese straws are a simple pleasure, come in all sorts of shapes and designs and are a tradition in the south. What would a ladies luncheon be without cheese straws?

Jessica shares her recipe:

: Cheese Straws
  1. 2 sticks butter, softened
  2. 16oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  3. 1 t. salt
  4. 3 cups plain flour
  5. 1/4 t. Cayenne pepper, more depending on how hot. I only used a fourth.
  1. Cream butter and cheese.
  2. Add dry ingredients. Form small balls and flatten.
  3. Press with fork.
  4. Place on sprayed pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20~25 min or more depending on how crisp. Her note: I baked like 12 min I think.
  6. This served the 20 ladies at the luncheon with plenty of leftovers.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

5 :  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)



Also pictured above is Nana’s Frozen Fruit Salad recipe from Rich’s Department store, click here.

Did you miss Jessica’s Candy Bar Brownies she brought to our Christmas gathering? Be sure to click over. We always look forward to seeing (and tasting) what Jessica brings!


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    I LOVE cheese straws. In fact, I was thinking up a reason to make them them just the other day :) Clicking over to check out the brownies now!

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    Hadley says

    I made these today for a baby shower. I pressed them out in straws with my grandma’s cookie press! They were fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your pictures make me want to host a luncheon now!

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    Di says

    I made these for a party tonight. Oh my word. They’re glorious! I also took the liberty of adding garlic powder to the recipe, with droolworthy results.

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