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Spicy Cheese Straws – Part II

March 10, 2010

Remember my Spicy Cheese Straws? The ones that are served like an Ultimate Fighting Champion? That’s right … those.

These were requested by the mom-to-be at the baby shower. Well, I couldn’t use the same recipe TWICE, now could I? It’s like re-wearing a prom dress. The agony. So, I spiced it up (literally) with some pepper jack. Here’s how it went down.

Pepper Jack Cheese Straws

  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of butter (sliced into four pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon of half and half
  • 1 tablespoon of Frank’s Hot Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cheese, flour and butter in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is grainy. Add half and half and hot sauce. Pulse until mixture forms a dough ball.

I look very angry at the cheese straws in this pic. Rest assured, I am not. Plus, look at the cute dog on the right. Yes, we are matching.

Stuff the dough into a cookie press. Press wafers onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are brown at 350 degrees.

Next stop: Mozzarella Cheese Straws.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ruthie permalink
    March 10, 2010 3:19 pm

    ev…you might want to change the name of these to cheese ‘coins’…or ‘discs’ or ‘leaves’? the original recipe from the 50’s specifically required one to roll them into sticks, hence the name ‘straws’.

    I like the idea of spicy, but would prefer a cheddar spicy.

    mozzarella would be tres boring. IMHO.

  2. March 17, 2010 3:42 pm

    Oh yes, that cookie press I just have lying around!
    They look really cheesey and delish though, might have to improvise.

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