In the Kitchen with Abby! Recipe: Abby’s Zesty Cheese Straws


Abby Beegle

Oven Temperature: 350°F

Preptime: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 to 18 minutes

Serves: (2) dozen snackables 


  • 1 ½ cups grated Cheese (sharp cheddar) 
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp. Cold butter 
  • ½ tsp. Salt 
  • ⅛ tsp. Cayenne pepper 
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Milk 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Add flour, butter, salt, sugar and cayenne in a large bowl. Chop the butter into slices to make mixing easier. Pulse ingredients in a food processor until mixture resembles a coarse meal. If you do not own a food processor, use a pastry blender to cut and mix ingredients together.  
  3. Sprinkle milk into the mixture and pulse (or knead) until dough forms together.
  4. Place dough onto a lightly-floured surface. With a lightly-floured rolling pin roll out dough into a 12-by-10 inch rectangle (⅛ inch thick). 
  5. Cut dough into strips about ⅓ of an inch wide. Transfer to a parchment covered baking pan, ¼ inches apart. 
  6. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes
  7. Cool completely on baking sheet about 15 minutes 
  8. Enjoy 🙂