Southern Cheese Straws
These light and crispy Southern Cheese Straws bring finger food to the next level! Cheesy, buttery, crunchy snacks that are simply irresistible!
Servings 20 - 25 cheese straws
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme , minced
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- pinch black pepper
- 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
- 8 ounces butter chilled, cubed
- 3 tablespoons ice water
Making the Dough
Preheat the oven to 350° F (176 °C).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a food processor, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, paprika, thyme, garlic powder, and a pinch of black pepper. Mix until all are combined.
Next, add the shredded cheese and cubed butter into the food processor. Pulse for about 15-20 seconds until it resembles a coarse sand.
Pour in the water one tablespoon at a time. Then keep pulsing until it forms a soft dough.
Forming our Cheese Straws
Transfer the dough onto floured surface.
Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about ¼ inch thick. Then use a fork to run through some lines on the dough.
Cut the dough into strips and transfer them in a parchment-lined baking sheet on a single layer. Alternatively, you can also use a piping bag and pipe it directly onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Take them out and let it cool first. Enjoy!
- These cheese straws could last up to a week.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Serving: 1cheese straw | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg