• 1.25 lbs (approx 0.5 kg) grated Cheddar cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking power
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Cream together butter and cheese.

Sift remaining ingredients together; add gradually to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition.

Fill cookie press with batter and press rows of unbroken strings of batter onto parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake 20 minutes in 350 degree preheated oven.
Allow straws to cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet and break into 3 or 4 inch straws.