Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Dash of garlic powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. In the bowl of a food processor, combine butter, cheese, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Process until a smooth dough is formed. Fill a cookie press with the dough. Press the dough onto prepared baking sheet in long strips the length of the pan. Bake 15 minutes, or until straws are crisp. Use a knife to cut the strips into 3-inch lengths. Remove from pan using a flat spatula and cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, serve or store in covered container.

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