Cheese Straws


This is a favorite Christmas recipe of my father’s and husband’s. It’s fairly simple to do and tastes good.

Original recipe makes 5 dozen


1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl cream butter and cheese. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut into 2 inch strips and sprinkle with ground red pepper. Place strips on prepared cookie sheet(s) 1 1/2 inches apart.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.


Calories: 99 kcal
Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 6.8 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 161 mg