Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Allow cheese and margarine to come to room temperature in a mixer bowl. In an electric mixer, cream the cheese and margarine. Add flour and cayenne pepper, mixing to form a soft dough. If dough is too sticky, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of flour. Form dough into rolls to fit a cookie press with the ridged line opening in place. Press straws from the cookie press onto a grease cookie sheet. Cut into three inch sections. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees on the middle rack of the oven for about 15 minutes. Cheese straws should not brown on top. Watch them carefully since they cook quickly.
  • The cayenne pepper gives this recipe it's zip. Don't leave it out. This recipes freezes easily to be used when needed.

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  • mikeroutsong 11 years ago
    Why not butter? also if you want zing, try purira pepper powder. It's hard to get unless you grow your own, or it can be found on the net.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    yep good ole cheese straws yummy high 5
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  • conner909 11 years ago
    Thanks for this yummy looking recipe...I too saw Paula make these some time ago, and didn't know until then that it was such a Southern dish! Am bookmarking for future use!
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  • conner909 11 years ago
    Thanks for this yummy looking recipe...I too saw Paula make these some time ago, and didn't know until then that it was such a Southern dish! Am bookmarking for future use!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Amen, and wonderful, wonderful!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Yes, I grew up in East TN and we had these at every special get-together and for the big holidays - and they are soooo delicious and addictive. You get a high ^5 from me, hon. A classic recipe and a real keeper. Great post!
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  • rachel_kristine 11 years ago
    I saw Paula Dean making these the other day and they looked so good! I'll have to try them.
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    " It was excellent "
    angelgal ate it and said...
    YUM!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Sounds really good!!! :)
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