Simple Cheese Straws

simple cheese straws

This is a great recipe to make with kids, plus my two love eating them as a snack! You can add extras such as herbs, sesame seeds or even different types of cheese. With the leftover dough I used a small cutter to make biscuits.


150g cheddar cheese, grated 

50g butter, soft and cubed

150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 

75 ml milk 

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper or just lightly grease if you prefer.
  2. Sieve the flour and cayenne pepper into a large mixing bowl. Add the cheese and butter, run together with your hands until it turns into crumbs. cheese straws crumbs
  3. Gradually stir in the milk until it forms a dough. You may not need all of the milk. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured kitchen side. Knead the dough for 5 minutes and then roll out with a rolling pin until it is 3mm thick. cheese straws dough
  4. Cut the dough into a square shape (save the extra dough for biscuits). With a long knife, cut the square in half and then cut into 3cm strips. cheese straws cutting dough
  5. Twist each strip and place on the baking tray. Cook in your preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool before eating. cheese straws twisting dough


A Cornish Mum
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20 thoughts on “Simple Cheese Straws”

  1. Mmmm they look yummy. I can remember making these at School!! I never bake so really need to start..ThThanks for the idea. #picknmix

  2. I’ve pinned this straight to recipes. I am a rubbish cook but my kids love these and I think I could manage to make them. thanks for much for sharing. They’d be great for snack at school too a change from fruit or a cookie

    1. Thank you! My daughter helps to make them so they are really easy to make, she has them in her lunch box too and loves them. Let me know how you get on 🙂

    1. Thank you.
      They are very easy to make, my 3 year old helps make them so I’m sure you will do fine!
      Please do let me know how it goes 🙂

  3. Ooooh, I LOVE cheese straws, and they’re actually something my children will entertain too!! I’ll definitely be trying this with them!! I wonder if I can hide some veg in there somehow…?!! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

    1. I’ve made them with grated carrot in them but I’m sure you could use other vegetables too. Let me know how they go down!

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