Saturday, October 2, 2010

Salivating Saturday

Fall has started and that means that it's time to start baking! One thing that I love to bake is a super simple savory treat that you can literally make in under an hour-Cheese straws. Oh yeah....Cheese! (I immediately started saying it like Wallace from the Wallace and Gromit fame). This wonderful little cracker has a nice little spicy bite that will make your mouth happy.

Cheese Straws
2 sticks of butter
1/2 lb of sharp shredded cheddar cheese (you could try other cheeses but cheddar is traditional)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups all purpose flour
1/tsp salt

Cream the cheese and butter together. Mix dry ingredients together. Slowly add in dry mix. You can use your cookie press to makes these, again the traditional way or you can roll into little marbles and press with a fork on a cookie sheet. Press them so they look like Peanut Butter cookies. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 375 (start at 5 minutes and go up from there). Don't let them get too brown.

I usually make these in my cookie press with the star template but I was really lazy and didn't want to walk all of 5 stairs to the basement and pick up the press and then walk all the way back up.So, I made them into cracker/cookie like disc. No matter, they are still just as delicious.

These spicy morsels are great for a party, watching the football game (Go Heels!) or watching that super scary movie. The best part about these little guys, the smell reminds me of the holidays and I get all sentimental. Now, if you'll excuse me-I'm gonna go reminisce over a cracker.


MareMare said...

Yum! I'll have to incorporate these into our munchie spread for Christmas Eve. I'm always looking for more recipes to use my cookie press on!

* said...

I've died and gone to cheese heaven...these sound wonderful, a must try on my list for baking.

Thanks Pam.

Becky said...

I love cheese straws! What Southern Baker didn't fix these for Holidays in the 60's and 70's?! I likes your recipe. Did you shred the cheese first?

Unknown said...

I did shred the cheese first. Thanks for reminding me! I'm gonna update it right now. LOL!

Perpetua said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I was just chatting aboutthe insane urge to bake as soon as it gets cold out--what IS that?? It's like Genetic wiring...Those look Deee-licious!