The Best Cheese Straw Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar freshly shredded
  • 1 stick of cold unsalted butter cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F oven and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 -1 1/5 teaspoons cayenne pepper in a food processor
  3. . Pulse until combined.
  4. Add in 8 ounces of shredded Tillamook Sharp Cheddar. Pulse until little balls form.
  5. With the food processor running, add 1 stick of unsalted cubed butter piece by piece until a dough ball forms.
  6. Remove dough ball from food processor and stuff into a cookie press .
  7. On a marble surface, squeeze out the cheese straw dough using the star adapter and cut into 10-inch pieces. Carefully transfer to your aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a 325° F oven for 10-15 minutes on the middle rack or until edges are slightly golden brown.