1 /2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 /2 pound white cheddar, shredded
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1 /2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp salt
1 /8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 /8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
Preheat oven to 375.
Process all ingredients in a food processor for 30 seconds, or until the mixture forms a ball.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1 /4-inch thickness. Cut into 4-inch straws, one-half inch wide, and place on a ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Best when served directly out of the oven
Yield: 60-70 straws