How about something cheesy for a late-night snack? These sage cheese straws can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for the next family movie night.
Sage Cheese Straws
Americans are addicted to crunchy tidbits for snacks while viewing our favorite shows. This clean recipe allows you to combine a few items you probably already have into a quick, light snack. Yay mom!
1 lb. of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
8 oz. of butter or margarine
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of ground sage
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper
How to Make It
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the margarine. Add grated cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
- Add flour, salt, baking powder, sage, paprika, and crushed red pepper.
- Mix well and chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour to make it easier to handle.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove chilled mixture and turn out onto a lightly floured, flat surface.
- Roll mixture to 1/4″ thickness.
- Using a knife, cut the mixture into 1/4″ x 5″ strips.
- Using a spatula, place strips on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake in oven until crisp to the touch, but not browned.
- Makes 3 to 4 dozen. Cool completely before storing.