These are really delicious. Pastry-light and easy to make. Fun to make with kids. Great for parties, but make 5 times more than you think you'll need because your family will eat the first 2 batches.

PLee
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Process Cheddar cheese, flour, butter, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, and salt in a food processor until large crumbs form; transfer to a bowl. Stir milk into the cheese mixture until it forms a ball of dough.

  • Roll dough out onto a lightly floured work surface to about 1/8-inch thick. Use a pizza cutter or thin knife to trim the edges of the dough to leave a large square with sides measuring 7 to 8 inches. Cut dough into 1/3-inch strips and arrange onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until puffy, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over the warm cheese straws.

Cook's Notes:

It's fun to try to twist them once or twice, but not necessary.

It's fun to try to twist the strips once or twice before baking, but not necessary.

Don't let them get brown while baking, or they'll dry out.

Nutrition Facts

250.1 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 57.2mg 19% DV; sodium 308.5mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition