17.1.14

Baked Cheese Sticks



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter, cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne pepper 

Instructions:
     Prepare in food processor. Combine all ingredients and mix. Add water one tablespoon at a time until it forms a ball. Chill dough ball in refrigerator for 20 minutes (not longer or it becomes too hard to roll.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough as thin as possible, 1/8" or less, covering counter and rolling pin with flour. Cut into strips and bake 13-18 minutes until golden brown. Watch them disappear!


     The creative part happens after the dough is rolled out. My daughter has cut these with cookie cutters and in small square shapes. (If you make 1" squares, use a fork to make holes in each one.) The kids made letters, too. Our family favorite, though, are the twisted strips. 


     Did you see my trivia question earlier this week? Have you figured out what the picture is? It is a wooden noodle cutter. We watched these being made at Silver Dollar City several years ago and usually use it for homemade noodles. It is like a rolling pin with ridges. 


Jennifer

6 comments:

  1. Looks good. Will try this today.

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    1. We have made a few batches. I hope you enjoy them.

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  2. These look amazing! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-28.html

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  3. I've had this recipe for years and never made it. I guess I'll just have to try it....

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  4. I've always wanted to try and make these home made. Thanks for this recipe it looks pretty easy to do.

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  5. Wow, these sound delicious! They also look like they would be so much fun to make with the kids as well. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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