Simple Cheese Straw Cookies (Cheese Happies)

These Simple Cheese Straw Cookies have all the nice taste of basic Southern cheese straws, however with a fraction of the work.

Easy Cheese Straw Cookies on a cooling rack

Do you like the style of do-it-yourself southern fashion cheese straws however hate all of the fussiness concerned with making them?

Whether or not you’re slicing and baking for completely spherical wafers or utilizing a cookie press or pastry bag for dainty, skinny straws, there’s actually a level of problem concerned when making cheese straws.

Certain, they’re a basic with regards to bridal and child showers. And I’d guess you’d be onerous pressed to seek out a day marriage ceremony within the South that didn’t current some type of cheese straws on the menu. However, dang they could be a ache to make.

Easy Cheese Straw Cookies in a white bowl

I completely love the Pimento Cheese Crisps in my cookbook made with that slice and bake methodology, however they take some critical time and somewhat finesse. So, we got down to share a recipe that offers you all the nice taste of conventional cheese straws, however with a fraction of the work.

This methodology begins with a reasonably basic cheese straw dough – very like the one in my e book. However this dough is solely scooped out with a cookie scoop. As soon as baked, the result’s a superbly crisp cheese wafer cookie with that distinct toasted cheese taste. (Is there something extra scrumptious than practically burnt cheese? I feel not.)

You may even give these infants somewhat pizzazz however utilizing the tines of a fork to softly press into the highest of every dough ball providing you with somewhat design and texture. In case you discover the fork begins sticking to the dough, simply dip it in somewhat water or flour to assist.

Easy Cheese Straw Cookies on a serving tray

Once we had been engaged on this recipe, Heather stored calling them “Cheese Happies.” I simply love that title and it kinda caught! Every little cookie IS somewhat chunk of happiness, so it’s the proper nickname. And whereas “cheese happies” gained’t present up in search outcomes if you’re searching for the recipe, I did add it to the title as a result of I simply couldn’t resist.

No matter what you title them, I assure you’re going to name them scrumptious!

Easy Cheese Straw Cookies on a cooling rack

Do I actually need to grate my very own cheese?

The brief reply is sure. Packaged pre-shredded cheese is a superb shortcut product that I exploit on a regular basis. Nonetheless, the shredded cheese is coated in a cornstarch and/or cellulose powder to maintain the cheese from sticking collectively within the bundle. That anti-caking agent prevents the cheese from mixing into the dough because it ought to on this recipe. That is additionally the rationale I recommend shredding your personal cheese for my pimento cheese recipe.

Easy Cheese Straw Cookies on a cooling rack

Whether or not you serve these up on your subsequent bathe, occasion, household gathering, or as a easy snack to have on-hand, I do know you’re going to like how tasty these are – in addition to simply how straightforward they’re to make! Y’all get pleasure from!

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