Cheese Straws Recipe
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Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws Recipe - Quick and Easy to prepare crisp Cheese Straws
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: world
Servings: 1 medium jar
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour/atta
  • 3/4 cup chilled butter
  • 1 tsp black pepper, crushed or powdered or add as required
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard powder
  • 1/4 or 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or red chili powder
  • 1 cup tightly packed grated regular cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 7 to 8 tbsp of water or milk
  • salt as required


making cheese straws dough

  • mix all the dry ingredients very well - whole wheat flour, black pepper, mustard powder, cayenne pepper or red chili powder and salt.
  • add butter to the dry flour mixture. with your fingers rub the butter in the flour to make a bread crumb like mixture.
  • add grated cheese and lightly mix.
  • then add water or milk and bring the entire mixture together to form a dough.
  • if the mixture appears dry, then add more water or milk.
  • don't knead as we don't want gluten to form.
  • cover in a bowl or in a cling film and refrigerate the dough for 30 to 40 mins. you can also refrigerate overnight.

making cheese straws

  • divide the dough into 3 to 4 portions. take one portion and on a lightly dusted work surface, roll into 1/4 inch width rectangle or circle.
  • with a sharp knife, cut the rolled dough vertically and make strips.
  • you can also use biscuit cutter to get various shapes.
  • bake cheese straws in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 12 to 15 minutes till golden and crisp.
  • remove on a rack and once cooled, store cheese straws in an air-tight box.


Cheese Straws will stay good for one month.