Easy Southern Cheese Straws are a Holiday and party staple in the south. Butter and cheese come together to make the perfect crispy wafer that everyone will love. Here is the BEST cheese straw recipe.
Easy Southern Cheese Straws are a fantastic recipe to have in your recipe box for any party or Holiday get together. Famous in the South for taking the simplest of ingredients and making a delicious snack, we show you how to make these easily!
Making treats like these doesn't have to be hard or time consuming. We love special things like these cheese straws and our SAUSAGE BALLS to give as food gifts or use at showers or parties!
With a wide array of ways to press them out to bake, there is no special equipment needed!
Ingredients for the BEST cheese straws
The key to a successful cheese straw is making sure your cheese and butter are at room temperature. I like to make these in the morning and set those ingredients out the night before!
- Unsalted Butter
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Self Rising Flour
- cayenne pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
Here we make a dough, it really is that simple! Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and cayenne well. Set aside
In a large bowl cream butter and cheese with a spatula or hand mixer until combined. Add flour mixture to cheese mixture in batches and mix well until all combined into a dough.
Place dough in a piping bag and pipe out 2 to 3 inch straws on an uncreased baking sheet, parchment optional. You can also use a cookie press or form 1 inch balls and press with a fork to a cookie shape. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Once cooled, the Cheese straws can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. IF they last that long!
Tips and Tricks
No special equipment needed. Form them into one inch balls and press them out with a fork, crosshatching them on top! You can also roll a ball size amount into a rope and cut it and press those with a fork as well.
Yes! Get creative here! If you like it really spicy, use pepper jack! Gouda is also a good creamy cheese that has a nice flavor that works well.
Of course! Feel free to leave it out altogether or substitute plain black pepper for a bit of flavor. Garlic powder works great in these too!
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Stuff We Used!
Easy Southern Cheese Straws
- 2 cups Self Rising Flour
- 1 cup unsalted Butter softened
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese softened
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix flour, salt and cayenne well. Set aside
- In a large bowl cream butter and cheese with a spatula or hand mixer until combined.
- Add flour mixture to cheese mixture in batches and mix well until all combined into a dough.
- Place dough in a piping bag and pipe out 2 to 3 inch straws on an uncreased baking sheet, parchment optional. You can also use a cookie press or form 1 inch balls and press with a fork to a cookie shape.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes cool on a wire rack and enjoy!