Recipe Detail Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

2 c UNBLEACHED WHITE FLOUR 1/2 t SALT 1 t CAYENNE PEPPER 8 oz SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE (GRATED 5 oz MARGARINE (MELTED) 1/4 c FLOUR (FOR ROLLING DOUGH) 1 t OIL (FOR BAKING SHEET) Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, cayenne pepper, and cheese thoroughly. Add melted margarine and mix. Chill dough in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Place dough on a large, floured board. Place a large piece of waxed paper on top of dough or use a heavily-floured rolling pin. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick. Remove wax paper. Holding a fork upside down, draw the prongs vertically along dough from top to bottom, making ridges. With a wide, flat knife cut dough into rectangular shapes 3 x 1 inch. Oil a cookie sheet and place cut cheese on it. Bake in 400 F oven for 10-12 minutes until cheese straws look dry but not brown. Let cool. Repeat procedure until all of dough is baked. Serve at room-temperature. Freezes well. Yields 7 d oz en.


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