Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Mother's Cheese Straws
These easy-to-make cheese straws are a great appetizer and can be prepared way ahead of time. Use the leftovers for snacks.
Serves: 70-75 cheese straws
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, (do not substitute)
1 cup flour
1 egg yolk
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
cayenne pepper

Mix together all ingredients except paprika. Chill. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8" thick. Slice into strips. Bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. When done, sprinkle with paprika. Let cool on wire racks. Store in a tightly covered tin box and they will keep for weeks.