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Easy Whole Wheat Cheese Straws

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  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 stick cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine flour, cheese, salt and paprika into the food processor and pulse until mixer. Add cold butter and pulse until butter is in course crumbs. Stream in milk with processor running so dough comes together to form a ball.
  • Remove from food processor and lay on a floured surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll dough out until it is about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. It doesn’t have to be perfect and this depends on how thick you want the straws. Using a pizza cutter, cut straight strips of dough. Spray a baking sheet or wire rack with non-stick spray and lay dough on top. The strips of dough may rip, but just pinch them back together (you can see this in a photo above).
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool completely before moving from the sheet/rack. Some pieces will stay intact and others will break – just add them all to a bowl.


from Gourmet (with a few of my own modifications)

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