Gifts from the Kitchen - Day 5 (Easy Cheese Straws)

These savory cheese straws make a perfect complement to soups and salads. They are also great for just plain snacking on!

Gift from the Kitchen #5
No cookie press needed. Just mix, roll out, cut and bake these delicious treats.

Easy Cheese Straws

Here's what you'll need:

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 pound soft butter
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Here's what you do:

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Coat rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Using your hands, knead well until a soft dough forms.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4" thickness then cut into 1/2" x 3" strips.

Place on the baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden.

Serve warm or allow to cool completely, then place in an airtight container until ready to serve.

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