These cheese straws are a great addition to a holiday buffet, whether it’s hors d’œuvres or a full meal. They take only a few minutes to prepare. Serve them standing up in a glass jar, tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar to match your decor. These are great treats adults and kids both like.
2 c. flour, 2 c. grated Gruyère cheese, 3/4 cup softened butter, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, fresh ground sea salt, 1/2 c. water
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Beat together butter, garlic powder and cayenne powder and cheese, set aside. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine flour into cheese mixture and slowly add water. Stir until well mixed allow dough to rest for about 30 minutes. Pull dough into small balls and roll into a long log, twist both ends of dough to create a spiral pattern. Press cheese straws on baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
*Sprinkle with paprika, poppy seeds or sesame seeds before baking!
Dinner for Two
Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! What are your holiday plans?