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Cheese Straws

Course Appetizer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 c UNBLEACHED WHITE FLOUR
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 t CAYENNE PEPPER
  • 8 oz SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE (GRATED
  • 5 oz MARGARINE (MELTED)
  • 1/4 c FLOUR (FOR ROLLING DOUGH)
  • 1 t OIL (FOR BAKING SHEET)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, cayenne pepper, and cheese thoroughly. 
  • Add melted margarine and mix. Chill dough in refrigerator for 20 minutes. 
  • Place dough on a large, floured board. Place a large piece of waxed paper on top of dough or use a heavily-floured rolling pin.
  • Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick. Remove wax paper. Holding a fork upside down, draw the prongs vertically along dough from top to bottom, making ridges.
  • With a wide, flat knife cut dough into rectangular shapes 3 x 1 inch. Oil a cookie sheet and place cut cheese on it.
  • Bake in 400 F oven for 10-12 minutes until cheese straws look dry but not brown.
  • Let cool. Repeat procedure until all of dough is baked.
  • Serve at room-temperature. Freezes well. Yields 7 dozen.