What you need-
3 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature and grated
4 cups all purpose flour
2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (Slap ya Mama)
What to do-
Go on and heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Put your softened grated cheese and butter in the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat until the mixture has the consistency of whipped cream, this is going to take 20 to 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, sift your flour twice with your Cajun seasoning. Gradually add the seasoned flour to the cheese mixture by large spoonfuls, beating well after each addition.
Lightly spray 4 cookie sheets with cooking spray. Fill the dough into a cookie press fitted with the star tube and press the dough onto a cookie sheet in long strips that run the length of the pan. Repeat until the pan is full.
Bake until straws are golden brown and crisp. This will take about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. Using your hands or a sharp knife, break or cut the long strips. Let your cheese straws cool on a wire rack. When they are completely cool, serve or store in a tightly covered container.
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