Cheddar Cheese Twists

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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 dozen twists (12 servings)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How 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.
  1. 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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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 65
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 225 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)