Sesame Cheese Straws


  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tb of sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)
These cheese straws are a perfect snack. The good part is that this recipe uses real cheese and not the stuff you find on the shelf of the grocery store.


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine cheese flour, and 2/3 of the butter which has cut into small chunks. Rub mixture together until it becomes crumbly and mixed well.
  • Add the crushed red pepper and mix.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix in as much milk as needed to get the dough to stick together.
  • For straws, lightly flour a flat surface, and roll the dough out into a longer slender piece about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Slice the dough into desired lengths and carefully place on cookie trays coated with vegetable spray.
  • Melt the remaining butter and brush the tops of the straws.
  • Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds if desired
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes, until the straws are golden brown.
  • Carefully remove from pans right away.
  • May be stored in zip lock plastic bags.


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