How do you make cheese straws with out the cookie press?

Question by Amanda Z: How do you make cheese straws with out the cookie press?
my grandma and I are making cheese straws for a bridal shower TOMMORROWW, and our cookie press broke, and we don’t know anyone with a cookie press. How do we go about making them with out the cookie press! please help…..i am throwing this shower and I am at a loss!

Best answer:

Answer by annienyc_1120
refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes and roll on a lightly floured surface into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into smaller rectangles, about 2 by 3-inches, with a pizza wheel or sharp knife

BTW, this is the recipe we always use:

1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 pound extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (2 1/2 cups)
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons water

Sift the flour, mustard, salt and cayenne into a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the cheese and butter on low speed until well blended. Gradually beat in the flour until completely incorporated. Add the water and beat for 1 minute.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5 times. On a large sheet of wax paper, roll the dough into a 12-by-9-inch rectangle. Slide the dough onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425°. Cut the dough in half crosswise, then cut it into 6-by- 1/4 -inch strips. Transfer the strips to 2 cookie sheets. Bake 1 sheet at a time for about 14 minutes, or until the cheese straws are golden brown and crisp. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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  1. Bren J says:

    Put the batter in a plastic zip top bag and cut off a corner. Squeeze directly on the baking sheet. Not quite as pretty but still effective. If you have a cake icing tip with a star pattern you can put that in the corner of the bag to add a pattern. if you don’t, try using a fork to drag lines in the straws once you put them on the sheet. Good luck and have fun!

  2. MYRA C says:

    Roll out your pastry, press into your grated cheese, salt, pepper (whatever seasonings you are using). Slice the pastry lengthways about 1″ thick and pick up at each end and twist them then place on your cookie sheet to bake. If you don’t want to twist them then simply roll each slice and then roll in your cheese seasoning.

  3. mom says:

    Get an icing bag and tip from the grocery store!!

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