Homemade Cheese Straws #31days #createwithkids

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If you’ve been to a wedding, bridal shower, or baby shower in the south, then most likely you have had the cheese straw. These are homemade cheese crackers that typically have a little zip to them, but they are remarkably easy to make if you have a cookie press, and the dough is egg free and pretty hands on to make, which makes it perfect to make with a child as your helper!


Often, these crackers are a little spicy, and they use a lot of sharp tasting cheese. We made this a little more kid friendly by making the flavor a little milder. I also added whole wheat flour to make them more healthy than the traditional recipe.

Here's what you need:

Ingredients:


8 oz chunk sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz chunk colby jack cheese, shredded
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Preheat oven to 375. Cut up your butter.


Slowly add the cheese and worcestershire to the butter and cream it together.


Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl.


Take a breather and do a silly dance because the next step takes a little effort.


In fact, you're probably going to get your hands dirty.


A little at a time, add the flour mixture to the cheese mixture.

Shape into logs.


Take a cookie press and use the press top that looks like a chevron.


It will give you little crackers or "straws", like this.


Bake on parchment paper for 12 minutes. You want them to be slightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy!



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