7 Super Snackable Cheese Straw Recipes

Cheese Straws on a baking sheet
Photo: danny k

For many party hosts, it simply isn't a proper gathering unless there's a plate of crispy homemade cheese straws. Supremely sharp yet subtly spiced, cheese straws make a great appetizer for any occasion and can turn a casual meal or snacking session into something special. Make a batch of these cheese straws or cheese strips for an easy, yet impressive, hors d'oeuvres or party favor — your guests won't be disappointed.

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Delicious Cheesy Cheese Straws

Delicious Cheesy Cheese Straws

These pastry-light cheese straws get their ample flavor from a blend of Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, and the optional cayenne pepper provides a subtle kick. Go ahead and multiply your ingredients, though, because one batch of these is nowhere near enough.

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Simple Cheese Straws

Simple Cheese Straws

This cheese straw base is easy to make, especially if you're pushing it through a cookie press. If you want the straws to stick a little better, stir an egg yolk into the batter.

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Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws on a baking sheet
danny k

These cheese straws are tasty and easy to make, work well with a cookie press, and turn out light, fluffy, and flavorful. This recipe has the added bonus of providing a huge yield of cheese straws. For best results, let your butter and cheese come to room temperature before creaming.

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How to Make Cheese Sticks

How to Make Cheese Sticks
Allrecipes Magazine

Chef John's cheese sticks take the flavor profile of cheese straws and lighten up the texture with the use of frozen puff pastry. Instead of mixing up your own dough, you simply press the cheese and spices into the pastry and twist.

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Cheddar Cheese Straws

three rows of Cheddar cheese straws
East end 66

"I found this recipe a few years back and have made it every Christmas eve for our annual Christmas eve party," says community member Laura C. "Every year I get tons of compliments on it! This is an AWESOME recipe and very easy to make!"

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The Best Cheese Straws

The Best Cheese Straws

A few extra ingredients — poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and English mustard — give these cheese straws a sharper flavor and a bit more texture. They're great as a sharable appetizer, but also work well as a dipping vessel for soup.

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Crispy Cheese Twists

Crispy Cheese Twists on a white plate

Once you try these cheese twists, you'll never want to make them from scratch again. Feel free to play around with the seasonings and cheese to truly make them your own.

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