Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter with the cheddar 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.
Taking half of the sifted flour, place it in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix to combine. Slowly add 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.
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 sheet tray sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden brown on the edges and crispy.
With an offset spatula, carefully transfer straws to a cooling rack. Cool completely, serve, and enjoy!
You can make these with a hand mixer, but a stand mixer really helps here!
Chipotle Cheese Straws Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/chipotle-cheese-straws/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.