Puffed Cheddar Cheese Twists (Quick & Easy Party Appetizer)

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Aug. 04, 2013

These cheese twists are made with egg white instead of water which makes them puffy!


Dry ingredients
Finely grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 1/2 Ounce , packed (Cracker Barrel)
Flour 2 1/2 Ounce (1/2 cup)
Sea salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Wet ingredients
Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon , cubed
Egg white 1 (2 tablespoons)



1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and set aside.


3. In a bowl, combine the cheddar, flour, salt, and cayenne pepper. Swirl around with your fingers to distribute evenly.

4. Add the cubed butter and using your fingertips quickly mix it into the flour mixture. You don’t want to melt the butter.

5. Once the big butter pieces are broken down, add egg and mix until combined. Lightly knead the crumbly mixture but do not overwork.

6. On floured surface, pat, and roll the dough to about 1/8 inch thick sheet. Using a pizza cutter, cut into long strips (about 1-inch thick) and twist them from end to end onto the baking sheet.

7. Pop in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until puffed, crisp and light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.


8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 219Calories from Fat 133

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 223 mg9.29%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet