This retro appetizer seems to be making a foodie come back, or at least seems to be enjoying renewed popularity among foodies in the south. Do note, cheese straws in those bags, taste nothing like homemade, at all.
In the south, no real wedding would be complete without some cheese straws. If you are well-behaved, you may be able to con someone into making some for you, without having to get married.
2 cups butter
1 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 C sifted flour
2 tsps. salt
Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheet. Blend butter and cheese together until creamy. Add flour, salt, and cayenne pepper to taste. Blend well. Roll dough to about 1/4″ thickness, score with fork and cut into 1″ by 3 or 4″ strips (or pop the dough into your cookie press and use the ribbon tip). Yep, you can cut them into other shapes instead, but WHY? Bake 8-10 minutes. If you have any left after cooling…store in a tightly sealed container, preferably a cookie tin.
Warning: This produces a highly addictive product.