Homemade Cheese Sticks

Homemade Cheese Sticks

Always nice to have something to nibble on while family and guests are waiting for the call to the main event – dinner! Besides some crunchy vegetables and a flavorful dip, these cheesy sticks will always be welcomed.

1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter (Margarine won’t do it!)
4 heaping tablespoons of sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Mix the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a knife or a quick pulse or two in the food processor. Add the cheeses and enough cold water to form a dough that holds together. Refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat over to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough on a floured board to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into thin strips with a sharp knife. If you have a pizza cutter on hand, even better and faster for doing this.

Remove to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minute until pale golden brown.