Posted November 13, 2005 03:12 PM

These were gone so fast!

4 ounces butter, softened (1 stick)
10 ounces sharp grated cheddar cheese (a sharp white is good too)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Nice dash of Tabasco (or use pinch cayenne)
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream butter. Mix in the cheese, Worcestershire, and Tabasco, and stir to blend.

Slowly stir in flour until completely blended. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and shape dough into a roll. Cover in plastic wrap and chill for several hours.

When chilled, slice dough in four pieces lengthwise. Roll each piece until it is as thin as a drinking straw. If they get too long, cut them in half.
Slice into straw lengths (or whatever length you like for your event) and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in PREHEATED oven for 10 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown and semi-crisp.Remember they will cook a bit in the pan after taking them from the oven.

Depending on the thickness, you will get about 4 dozen