How To Make Southern Cheddar and Herb Cheese Straws
Munch on these creamy and buttery cheese straws, that are loaded with fresh herbs and red pepper flakes, for a more delightful snack!
- 8ozextra-sharp cheddar cheese,(2 packed cups), grated
- 1½cupall-purpose flour
- 1tspkosher salt
- 1tspred pepper flakes,crushed
- 1½tbspfresh herbs,roughly chopped
- ½cupunsalted butter,cold
- 6tbspheavy cream
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set 2 oven racks in the center of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cheese, flour, salt, red pepper flakes and herbs. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Cut the butter into ½-inch chunks and add to the flour/cheese mixture. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, with some pea-size clumps of butter within. Add the heavy cream and pulse until the mixture starts to clump together into a mass.
Lightly flour a work surface and dump the dough on top. Dust the top of the dough with flour and use your hands to shape into a rectangle about 1-inch high. Cut the rectangle in half.
Dust the work surface with more flour and roll each block of dough into a 8×10-inch rectangle about ⅛-inch thick. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, trim the edges straight without sacrificing too much dough, then cut the dough into thin strips about ¼-inch wide.
Transfer the strips to the prepared baking sheets, leaving about a ¼-inch of space between them.
Bake the straws for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden on top and a rich golden color on the bottom, rotating the pans from top to bottom and front to back midway through.
Remove from the pans from the oven and set on a rack to cool. Carefully transfer the cheese straws to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!
- Calories: 51.01kcal
- Fat: 3.74g
- Saturated Fat: 2.25g
- Trans Fat: 0.12g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.16g
- Carbohydrates: 2.95g
- Fiber: 0.22g
- Sugar: 0.11g
- Protein: 1.51g
- Cholesterol: 10.88mg
- Sodium: 34.99mg
- Calcium: 35.16mg
- Potassium: 29.82mg
- Iron: 0.40mg
- Vitamin A: 47.87µg
- Vitamin C: 5.07mg
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