From the, "Houston Junior League Cookbook," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup butter (do not substitute)

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt

  • Cayenne

  • Paprika


Mix all ingredients except paprika.  Chill.  Roll out dough to approximately 1/8-inch thick.  Slice into strips.  Bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.  When done, sprinkle with paprika.  Let cool on wire racks.  Store in a tightly covered tin box and they will keep for weeks.

YIELDS:  75 (1/2-inch x 2-inch) cheese straws

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