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Savory and rich with just a bit of a peppery bite, cheese straws are great party snacks. They're especially easy to make and travel well. 

Ann Porter, Jefferson City, Tennessee
Recipe by Southern Living March 2006

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Lee Harrelson

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
12 mins
total:
42 mins
Yield:
Makes about 10 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined.

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  • Use a cookie press with a star-shaped disk to shape mixture into long ribbons, following manufacturer's instructions, on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cut ribbons into 2-inch pieces.

  • Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  • Cheese Wafers: Combine ingredients as directed; chill dough 2 hours. Shape dough into 4 (8-inch-long) logs; wrap each in plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours. Cut each log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container 1 week.

Chef's Notes

If you don't have a heavy-duty stand mixer, you can use a handheld mixer. Just divide the ingredients in half, and work with two batches.

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