A Southern Christmas—Spicy Cheese Straws

8 oz. Extra Sharp Cheese
1 ½ stick margarine—softened
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cayenne red pepperSpicy Cheese Straws

1. Grate cheese into large bowl.
2. Sift flour into another large bowl.
3. Measure flour again and sift once more with 1 tsp of cayenne.
4. Mix cheese and flour by hand.
5. Using a spatula, stir in softened margarine until of consistency to press out with cookie press.
6. Score before baking. My cookie press has an attachment that produces a “straw effect.”
7. Bake at 350 degrees until bottom is browned—about 20 minutes.

Hope you enjoy the recipe. Let me know how you like it.


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