Cheddar Cheese Twists

cheese twists
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 dozen twists (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
65 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These cheese twists are similar to cheese straws and very easy to prepare.  Use share Cheddar in these delicious cheese twists, and add a generous dash of ground cayenne pepper.


  • 1 cup flour (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (ground)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 1/2 cup cheese (shredded sharp Cheddar)
  • 1/3 cup water (cold)

Steps to Make It

  1. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and cayenne pepper into a medium mixing bowl. Cut in butter or margarine and cheese with a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly.

  2. Sprinkle cold water over mixture and mix lightly with a fork until mixture holds together and leaves ​the side of the bowl.

  3. Roll out to a rectangle about 12x10 inches on a lightly floured board. Divide in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into strips 1/2-inch wide. Lift strips carefully and twist gently.

  4. Place twists 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at  425 F (220 C/Gas Mark 7)  for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully transfer cheese twists to wire racks to cool.

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