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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

December 3 2012

Cheese Straws

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
    
In a large bowl cream butter and cheese. Stir in flour and salt; mix well. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut into strips and sprinkle with ground red pepper. Place strips on prepared cookie sheet(s) 1 1/2 inches apart.
    
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.