Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cheese Straws

Prep/Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 48 cheese straws

1 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cold butter
1/3 cup fat-free milk
2 teaspoons paprika

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in cheese. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-in. square. Cut in half lengthwise; cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. strips. Sprinkle with paprika.

Place 1 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips and Tricks
Cut the recipe in half to make less cheese straws.
Make It Healthier
Use unsalted butter or trans-fat free spread.
How Kids Can Help
Measure ingredients. Mix ingredients. Roll out dough.

Nutrition Facts
One cheese straw equals
1 g
Saturated Fat:
1 g
2 mg
52 mg
2 g
0 g
1 g

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