Cheese Straw Recipe | seasoned & baked cheese straws

Cheese Straw Recipe | seasoned & baked cheese straws

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When we were younger, my sister and I would make special trips to our local bagel shop every weekend just to pick up a couple of everything bagels. The bagels themselves were good but the ‘everything’ topping was what we craved the most.

The flavorful combination of seeds, garlic and onion with a sprinkle of salt was our absolute favorite. So good I’ve tried to incorporate the topping mix into a few different recipes – the latest being this incredibly easy cheese straw recipe I found in the latest issue of All You Magazine.

Cheese Straws
The tasty topping puts a savory spin on this classic southern favorite. So light, crisp, and cheesy.

How to Make Cheese Straws
While this recipe calls for just a few ingredients one of the biggest tips for successful dough is using freshly grated cheese. Since the recipe itself is blended in the food processor – I simply buy a block of cheddar and grate it using the food processor’s shredding blade. The fresh grated cheese blends much better then the pre-shredded cheese – plus the processor does all of the work for you. Once the cheese is grated, let it sit and come to room temperature before continuing.

Baked Cheese Straws
Once the dough is processed it is soft and pliable and can be cut, rolled or pipped. We enjoy the traditional straws so I simply used a disposable decorating bag fitted with this large open star tip to pipe the straws.

Cheese Straw Recipe
This cheese straw recipe stores well for up to five days in an airtight container, at room temperature. If they are being prepared in advance, the stored cheese straws can be popped back into a 350° oven to warm & crisp them right before serving.

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Cheese Straws
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  • 2 Cups of Freshly Grated Extra-Sharp Cheddar (approximately 8 oz.), at room temperature
  • 8 Tablespoons (1 Stick) of Unsalted Butter, cut into large pieces, softened
  • 1½ Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • Assorted Toppings: Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sea Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Process the cheese and butter in a food processor until smooth and creamy; stopping the machine and scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Add flour, salt, and cayenne pepper and pulse until the mixture forms a soft, pliable dough. (do not over mix or the dough will become too tough)
  4. Transfer the dough to a large pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe the straws onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle with desired seasonings.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes, until straws are lightly browned around the edges.
  7. Let cool on the baking sheets.
* A ziploc bag can be used in place of the pastry bag. Simply place the dough in a large ziploc bag, snip off a corner and pipe the straws on the baking sheet.

* For a tasty variety try mixing some of the following toppings:

finely grated cheddar cheese

finely grated parmesan cheese


dried parsley

dried oregano

minced dried onions

Everything Cheese Straws
I love quick and easy recipes especially when a majority of the ingredients needed
are right in our pantry.

All You Magazine Recipes
There are a few more recipes I can’t wait to try in this months issue of All You –
like the caramel ice cream cupcakes (chocolate cake cupcakes topped with caramel ice cream and homemade whip cream – drizzled with chocolate sauce)

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Cheese Straw Recipe

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  1. I love All You magazine because it’s a very inexpensive magazine that covers a wide range of topics in one magazine!

  2. Frankie Griffin :

    Being an affordable magazine, All For You comes filled with info and recipes that anyone can enjoy. I love cheese straws and can’t wait to try this one.

  3. What a great recipe! I love cheese straws, but haven’t really found any great ones to buy here in Virginia. I’ll definitely give these a try!

  4. Yum! My mouth is starting to water just reading the recipe!


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