Sunday, May 22, 2016

Secret Ingredient Cheese Straws

There are two things that I love to make with Rice Krispies - 
Rice Krispy Treats and Cheese Straws! Yes! Cheese Straws!
The Rice Krispies give these Cheese Straws a lovely light 
crunch! They are always a hit at my Southern Tea Parties!

After trying several Cheese Straw recipes, I've come up with 
my own version which works every time! Let me show you 
how I make them!

This recipe could not be easier! Just combine butter/cheese mixture
with dry ingredients, and you're ready to go! Next scoop tablespoons
of mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. With your hands, roll
into balls then flatten with a fork dipped in flour. 

When you flatten, don't lift up, but slide off. I find that even when
using a flour dipped fork the fork may stick to the dough when 
you lift up. 

Space them about 1 1/2" apart - they don't  spread too much 
when baking.

If you like really CRISPY Cheese Straws, such as you 
might find in the grocery store, pop them back into
the oven as it's cooling and leave them for another
hour, then cool. I did this with the batch you see here
because I love them really crispy!!


1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
8oz pkg sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated (I used Cracker Barrel)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 cups Rice Krispies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mixer beat together butter and cheese until combined.
Whisk together flour, salt and red pepper.
With mixer on low speed add flour mixture to cheese mixture until combined.
With a spatula, carefully fold in Rice Krispies.
Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, place tablespoons of mixture onto
a parchment lined baking sheet.  With your hand roll into balls. Flatten each
ball with a fork dipped in flour.  Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. 
 Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.  
Makes about 4 dozen. Freezes well!

If you've never tried this version of Cheese Straws, you
should definitely give it a try!! I know your gonna love them!! 
Thanks for visiting!! 


  1. Jina,
    Nice to see a new post from you. I have been missing you. Hope you are doing well!

    1. It's so nice to hear from you Nina!! Thank you for your sweet comments!! All is well - life just sometimes gets in the way of blogging! LOL! Hugs! Jina