Southern Cheddar and Herb Cheese Straws Recipe

Southern Cheddar and Herb Cheese Straws Recipe

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!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 8ozextra-sharp cheddar cheese,(2 packed cups), grated
  • cupall-purpose flour
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1tspred pepper flakes,crushed
  • tbspfresh herbs,roughly chopped
  • ½cupunsalted butter,cold
  • 6tbspheavy cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set 2 oven racks in the center of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cheese, flour, salt, red pepper flakes and herbs. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Transfer the strips to the prepared baking sheets, leaving about a ¼-inch of space between them.

  7. 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.

  8. Remove from the pans from the oven and set on a rack to cool. Carefully transfer the cheese straws to a plate.

  9. 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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