Spicy Cheese Straws with New Orleans

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These cheesy, spicy, crunchy straws (aka crackers) are so easy to make and totally addictive.  - a perfect little nibble for cocktail hour. 


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
12-15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 
20 minutes
Resting Time: 
10 minutes
Total Time: 
1 hour
Serving size: 
4 dozen crackers


1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse flour, salt and New Orleans Seasoning until combined. Then add in cheese and butter. Pulse until dough is smooth and has texture of play-dough.
3. Roll dough in plastic wrap or parchment paper into a cylinder shape. Chill for 20 minutes.
4. Pack dough into a cookie press fitted with rectangular or star disk. Pipe onto prepared pan, arranging 1 inch apart. Or using a knife, cut dough into 1/2 inch thick slices.
5, Bake 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for 1 week or freeze for 1 month.


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Recipe Tip:
Do not used pre-shredded cheese as it has a coating that does not allow the cheese to blend well in these crackers.