Mr. Food: Cheese Straws

These Cheese Straws are a favorite ’cause they’re easy to make and tasty as can be. They’re just as great for snack time as they are for dipping into a bowl of soup or chili.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

What to Do


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Using your hands, knead well until a soft dough forms.
  3. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 1/2- x 3- inch strips; place on baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm or allow to cool completely, then place in an airtight container until ready to serve.