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Sesame Cheese Straws

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Ingredients
  Extra sharp cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Pound, shredded (Or Very Sharp)
  Sesame seeds 2 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Jar, 2 1/4 Ounce)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

Allow shredded cheese to reach room temperature.
Toast sesame seeds in heavy skillet, stirring constantly over low heat about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool.
Combine cheese, butter, flour, salt and pepper.
Work dough until mixture is thoroughly blended.
Add sesame seeds.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
Cut into 4x1-inch strips.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack.
Place in airtight container.
Makes 5 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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