Cheese Straws Recipe - The Cookie Rookie® (2024)

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By: Becky Hardin

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These easy homemade cheese straws are the perfect savory snack to share with friends and family. Made with puff pastry, they are perfectly crispy and cheesy and a breeze to make!

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Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

When it comes crowd pleasing appetizers, you really can not go wrong with some melt-in-your-mouth cheese straws!

Simple to make, these puff pastry straws are flavored with Gruyere, parmesan and mustard for one delicious bite!

For more cheesy apps, be sure to try my cheesesteak dip and antipasto skewers!

Why you’ll love this Cheese Straws recipe:

  • GREAT FOR A CROWD: Whether you are needing a game day app or a Christmas day snack, it’s easy to make a big batch of these to keep everyone satisfied!
  • MAKE AHEAD: These cheese straws are great served warm or cold, and are freezer friendly.
  • KID FRIENDLY: Kids of all ages love snacking on these!
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How to make Cheese Straws

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  1. Lay two pieces of puff pastry on top of each other.
  2. Flatten slightly with a rolling pin.
  3. Top with the cheeses and seasonings.
  4. Roll with a rolling pin to press the toppings in to the pastry.
  5. Brush the other side of the pastry with an egg wash.
  6. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
  7. Roll the pastry again.
  8. Cut the pastry into strips and twist.
  9. Let rest in the fridge before baking until golden brown.
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What do you serve them with?

Honestly, these crispy cheese straws are easily enjoyed by themselves, but they are perfect to serve with all your favorite dips and sauces. Try them with:

  • Honey Mustard Dip
  • White Queso
  • Caramelized Onion Dip
  • Beer Cheese Dip

How long do they keep?

If you are planning on making these ahead of time, let the straws cool completely before placing in an airtight container. They will keep well for 2 days at room temperature.

After a couple of days, they will start to soften, but will still be delicious. To make them crispy again, simply place them on a baking sheet and reheat for a few minutes at 425F.

Can you freeze them?

Yes, these baked cheesy apps are freezer friendly! Simply placed the cooled straws into a freezer safe bag and they will keep for up to a month.

There’s no need to thaw them, reheat them right from frozen for 15-20 minutes.

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Tips!

  • Prep them up to 24 hours ahead of time, and keep them covered in the fridge until you are ready to bake.
  • Thaw one sheet of puff pastry, covered with a damp cloth, on the counter as the oven is preheating. Grate the cheese (it is very important to use freshly grated cheese and NOT packaged shredded cheese. Four sheets of parchment paper are needed for this recipe.
  • This recipe makes enough for 14 cheese straws and is easily doubled.

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These homemade cheese straws are always so popular, and are an excellent addition to any buffet! Serve them up with your favorite dips and you’ll be everyone’s best friend!

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  • Fritos Layered Dip
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  • Grape Jelly Meatballs
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Recipe

Easy Cheese Straws Recipe

4.48 from 21 votes

Author: Becky Hardin

Prep: 15 minutes minutes

Cook: 15 minutes minutes

Total: 1 hour hour

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These easy homemade cheese straws are the perfect savory snack to share with friends and family. Made with puff pastry, they are perfectly crispy and cheesy and a breeze to make!

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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Gruyere or Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sweet paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Dipping Sauce; your favorite

Instructions

  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a flat surface and spray it lightly with nonstick spray. Lay the puff pastry on top and place a 2nd sheet of sprayed parchment over the puff pastry.

  • Use a rolling pin to slightly flatten the puff pastry into a 10×11-inch rectangle. Carefully remove the top parchment. Spread the pastry evenly with a thin layer of 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard. Sprinkle ½ cup shredded cheese over the mustard and top with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan. Lightly & evenly sprinkle the Parmesan with sweet paprika, kosher salt and ground black pepper. Replace the top parchment paper and press the cheeses & seasonings into the pastry by rolling the pin back and forth a few times.

  • Flip the parchment-encased pastry over and remove what is now the top parchment. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Use a pastry brush to evenly coat the top-facing side of pastry. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup shredded cheese and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan.

  • Replace the top parchment paper and, again, roll the pastry with the rolling pin to press the cheese into the pastry. Remove the top piece of parchment paper.

  • Use a large, sharp knife or a pizza cutter to trim off the rough edges of the dough. Cut the pastry into 14 equal (3/4-inch) strips the length of the dough. Beginning in the middle of each strip of dough, gently twist each strip of pastry and place them on the prepared baking sheet 1-inch apart. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

  • While the dough cools in the fridge, adjust the oven rack to the middle positions and preheat the oven to 425°F.

  • Place the cooled cheese straws on the baking sheet to the oven and bake 12-16 minutes or until golden brown and fully puffed, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking. (The cheese straws will crisp a little after removing from the oven.) Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet before serving.

  • Serve with honey mustard, cheese sauce or your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy!

Last step! Don’t forget to show me a pic of what you made! Upload an image or tag me @thecookierookie on Instagram!

Becky’s tips

  • Makes 14 Cheese Straws
  • Thaw one sheet of puff pastry, covered with a damp cloth, on the counter as the oven is preheating. Grate the cheese (it is very important to use freshly grated cheese and NOT packaged shredded cheese. Four sheets of parchment paper are needed for this recipe.
  • Once the cheese straws are completely cooled, store in an airtight container up to 2 days at room temperature. The cheese straws will soften a little in the container. They can be reheated at 425°F for a few minutes if crispy straws are preferred.
  • The cheese straws can also be frozen, just place the cooled straws in a zipper-style freezer bag and freeze up to 1 month. Reheat, from frozen, as directed above, 15-20 minutes or until heated through and crispy. The cheese straws will crisp a little after removing from the oven.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 364kcal (18%) Carbohydrates: 20g (7%) Protein: 13g (26%) Fat: 26g (40%) Saturated Fat: 10g (63%) Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 57mg (19%) Sodium: 650mg (28%) Potassium: 80mg (2%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 411IU (8%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 271mg (27%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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