Twisted Cheese Straws {recipe}

Our summer weekends are pretty much spent entirely outside so I am always looking for easy snacks I can quickly put together throughout the day. The pastry dough makes these treats light & crispy and the filling adds a burst of cheesy flavor.

Twisted Cheese Straws

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3/4 Cup of Grated Cheese of your choice
1/2 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/8 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Large Egg
1 Tablespoon of Water
1 Sheet {1/2 a package} of Frozen Puff Pastry Dough, Thawed

Preheat Oven to 400°

Lightly spray two baking sheets with non-stick spray. In a small bowl combine the cheese, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and salt; mix well.

In another small bowl whisk the egg and water. On a lightly floured surface roll pastry dough into a 12 x 14 inch rectangle using a floured rolling pin. Cut the rectangle in half lengthwise. Using a pastry brush, brush both halves with the egg mixture.

Sprinkle the cheese mixture onto one of the dough rectangles.

Place the second cut rectangle on top, egg side down. Roll Lightly with a rolling pin to press the layers of dough together. Using a pizza cutter {or knife} cut the layered dough crosswise into strips, approximately 1/2 – 3/4 inches thick.

To form each strip into the corkscrew shape, hold both ends of the dough strip and twist a few times.

Carefully place the cheese straws on the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart and gently press the ends of the straws to the baking sheet so they do not untwist while baking.

Bake until golden, just about 15 minutes – Cool completely.

You can also have fun and try lots of different flavor combinations for the filling. Some of our favorites are ‘pizza’ {light sauce, mozzarella and italian seasonings} and ‘swiss herb’ {fresh chopped herbs and swiss cheese}

Have a wonderful evening ~ Enjoy!


  1. Oh YUM!!!
    Gonna have to give these a try!!

  2. Look I’ve been looking for a good cheese straw recipe since thanks giving! Im definitely going to give this a whirl!

  3. Your cheese straws look so delicious and easy to make! I will definitely remember your recipe next time we’re dining outside!!! : )

  4. They look sooo good!!

  5. Awesome recipe!!! Thank you! Making for my housewarming brunch!!!
    Have a good week Stephanie!

  6. These look yummy! Going on my “to do” list.

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  8. Looks so yummy! My kids would eat these up in a heartbeat!

  9. These look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’m putting them on the menu. 🙂

  10. Are you kidding??? Those look amazing! Definitely adding them to my recipes this week. Thanks for sharing!

  11. So yummy !! thank youuuuuuu !!!

  12. I need something to take to a Happy Hour on Friday. I think I am going to make these!!! Thank you!

  13. I just found your blog from Delightfully Noted – and I am SO happy to find this cheese straw recipe! I have been craving these, and looking for a recipe, for years! I will be following your blog now 🙂 It’s very cute!

  14. Yum, Yum! can’t wait to try this!


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