cheese-straw-1-of-1Cheese Straw is one of those things that I love but just don’t seem to make it enough.  What’s not to love about this light and flaky pastry? It’s crispy, packed with cheese flavor and definitely addictive.  I may or may not have eaten an entire batch in one night while testing the recipe.   Don’t judge me, they’re that good! cheese-straw-1-of-1-3

This recipe differs from the previous cheese straw recipe that I posted which was rolled and cut into fun shapes whereas these cheese straws need to be piped.    Whether piped or rolled, they are both equally delicious.    Not only am I sharing the recipe with you today, I am also sharing a video so be sure to check that out!

Cheese Straw

4 oz room temperature butter

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature

1 cup flour

3 tsp crushed garlic

¼ tsp finely chopped hot pepper(I used wiri wiri)

½ tsp yellow mustard

2 egg yolks

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl place room temperature butter and shredded cheddar cheese and beat using a mixer until well blended and creamy.  Add flour, garlic, hot pepper, yellow mustard and egg yolks and beat until combined.

Place mixture in a cookie press, piping bag or ziplock back with a large star tip.

Pipe onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper;; pipe into 3-5 inch pieces.

Place in preheat oven and bake for 11-12 minutes.  Allow to cool for a minute or so before removing from the baking ban.