Cheese Straws in 10 steps- PP TBD by you

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE cheese. I mean seriously, I LOVE IT. Since I’ve cut out all the processed crap I realized I missed Cheeze-Its – so I decided to make my own. Cheese Straws and Cheeze-Its are the same damn thing, just cut differently. This is the easiest thing to do in the world, too. Kevin and I are hosting a College Football party tomorrow so I made these (amongst a bunch of other crap).

Cast of Ingredients:

30oz. shredded cold, but let come to room temp cheddar cheese

2 sticks of butter

4 cups of SIFTED flour

2 teaspoons of salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

pinch of garlic powder

however much cayenne you want

Step 1. Grate 30 ounces of cheese into your KitchenAid Mixer.

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Step 2. Add 2 sticks of butter

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Step 3. Cream together butter and cheese until they look like cream cheese (10’ish minutes)

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Step 4. Sift flour, add seasonings and mix.
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Step 5. Add seasoned flour to cheese one large spoonful at a time.

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Step 6. Add flour until it pulls away from the walls of the bowl and makes a dough’ish form.

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Side note: there will be some flour left – see? cs12

Step 7. Get out your fancy Cookie Press and load up your cookie gun.
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Step 7. Use the star tip and just make long lines. Or make short lines. Or don’t use your star tip and just pipe a line. OR! You could roll and spread and cut into squares. Don’t let this fancy cookie gun do something you don’t want! I got lazy & just started rolling it out & pressing them.cs17cs14cs15

 

 

 

 

Step 8. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Once they come out you can cut them into whatever shape you want. Put them on your Cooling Rack.

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Step 9. Store them in an air tight container.

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Step 10. Enjoy!

If you were to eat every single item here you’d have eaten 184PP. It’s hard to say the exact points in what you make because I don’t know how you cut, etc. Just know there are 184PP in the whole damn thing. Cut however you want and then do the math. ❤

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