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Anyone ever make cheese straws??

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I was thinking of making some to have on hand for Christmas and for small gifts.

I have a recipe and it doesn't sound to difficult but I don't know how soon in advance of Christmas can I make them??

post #2 of 13
PM batgirl2good because I know she makes them. Never had them myself that I know of.
post #3 of 13
Ummmmm, cheese straws, yum. I love them Personally, I love warm soft cheese straws, the just out the oven ones. I wouldn't say that they stay fresh for that long. Unless you could freeze them? Maybe they would stay fresh. Sorry, I haven't been much help, the cheese straw title just drew me in
post #4 of 13
Gail, we make them frequently (they're wonderful with spinach dip) but we cook them kind of crisp like the bought ones. I know they'll last for about two weeks in a ziplock bag.......if they actually last that long!
post #5 of 13
What are cheese straws?
post #6 of 13
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
What are cheese straws?
Around here, they're thin strips of crisp, light, cheese-flavored "crackers" Cracker really isn't a good word, but its the best I can come up with off the top of my head....you can buy them in several different cheesy variaties, but the ones we make are sharp cheddar, dusted with a light coat of red pepper.

Geraldines cheese straws
post #7 of 13
i have a recipe for something similar... we call them 'cheese cookies' because they resemble a cookie [similar in texture to the pecan sandy]. they're rolled into balls & frozen prior to cooking so that they'll keep their shape in the oven [otherwise they flatten out].
post #8 of 13
I just Googled them. I know them as bread sticks which can be flavoured with herbs or cheese.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I can hold off making them for a month yet so that shouldn't be a problem.
I just can't tell Neil as he will find them and eat them.
An aged cheddar? 1 yr/3 yr/5yr aged cheddar or too much and just get the grocery store sharp cheddar? (this is Wisconsin after all I have a choice!)
post #10 of 13
for my cheese cookies, i just use regular grocery store shredded cheddar...
post #11 of 13
if anyone's interested...
Cheese Cookies
3/4 pound shredded sharp cheddar
3/5 pound butter
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon red [cayenne] pepper
1/2 cup chopped pecans
blend cheese & butter w/mixer. sift flour & pepper & mix into butter/cheese mixture... you'll probably have to use your hands near the end. add chopped pecans. roll into 1 inch balls & place onto cookie sheet. bake @ 375°F until browned.

we also like these!
Coon Balls
1 cup bisquick
1 pound sausage
1 pound Coon Cheese [or sharp cheddar] grated
mix all together - again, you'll probably have to use your hands. form into 1 inch balls. lay on a flat surface [cookie sheet] & freeze. cook frozen balls @ 400°F for 20 minutes.
post #12 of 13
Laureen, your recipe looks just like mine, aside from the pecans.....cool!
post #13 of 13
I love cheese, and I didn't know what cheese straws were. Sounds yummy!
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