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Chipotle Cheese Straws

 Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick!

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

Can I just say… woah! I have to admit, before I was experimenting with today’s post, I have never had cheese straws before! But, after my first batch I was hooked! I kept seeing them all over cooking shows randomly and they always just looked so good, so I finally gave them a shot.

I have to say… these are the best cheese crackers I have ever tasted! They are packed with flavor and when I added chipotle powder to the mix, I knew I had a winner!

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Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick!

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

Can I just say… woah! I have to admit, before I was experimenting with today’s post, I have never had cheese straws before! But, after my first batch I was hooked! I kept seeing them all over cooking shows randomly and they always just looked so good, so I finally gave them a shot.

I have to say… these are the best cheese crackers I have ever tasted! They are packed with flavor and when I added chipotle powder to the mix, I knew I had a winner!

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

They are super crunchy, packed full of cheesy flavor and with a slight smoky kick from the chipotle. Ugh, totally addicting!!

These cheese straws would be perfect to have just as a snack around the house or to put out at parties. Making holiday packages with them would be even better! Everyone will love these and they are so versatile. You can add or take out any spices you wish!

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

Chipotle Cheese Straws

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Chipotle Cheese Straws

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 16 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese room temp
  • 1 stick butter 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour sifted and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat butter with cheese until light and fluffy and resembles whipped cream, 10-15 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl every few minutes to evenly incorporate, make sure both the butter and cheese are room temp!
  2. Taking half of the sifted flour, place in a bowl. Add remaining seasonings and mix to combine. Slowly add in the mixture to the butter/cheese mix one large spoonful at a time. Scrape down the sides as needed. Once this is all mixed in, add in the remaining flour little by little until you get a consistency that will be able to be piped but not wet. You might not need all of the flour. It will be a soft dough that is not sticky.
  3. Place mixture into a piping bag with an open star tip (alternatively, you can use a cookie press or even roll out the dough, cut and make crackers), pipe out long straws onto a lightly greased with cooking spray sheet tray. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden brown on the edges and crispy.
  4. With an off set spatula, carefully transfer straws to a cooling rack. Cool completely, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can make these with a hand mixer, but a stand mixer really helps here!

Recipe adapted from Food Network.

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

It is a little hard to pipe out the dough, but it’s totally worth it! I love the texture the piping gives to these cheese straws.

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

You can keep them long like this, or for gift giving, break them into bite sized pieces. Totally up to you!

Chipotle Cheese Straws, the classic southern snack with a kick! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #cheesestraws

Yummy! I can’t wait to try these with different cheeses and spices! Now, go check out Parrish’s recipe for Easy Ranch Snack Mix!

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2 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Gina says:
    August 20, 2015

    Those look so tasty! I have actually never seen them before. But, I can see why they’d be so popular! Thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar
    Toni says:
    August 30, 2015

    My my, your cheese sticks look so good! I’ve never made them before, either, but I will now. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I’ll try to remember to pop in and rate it after I make them. Thanks again!
    Have a great week!

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