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The addition of pimento is a tasty way to update a classic appetizer with these deliciously crunchy, and totally addicting, Pimento Cheese Straws.

Pimento Cheese Straws Recipe -

Pimento Cheese Straws Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

I’ve decided to share my recipe for Pimento Cheese Straws this month and I hope I haven’t overstepped the boundaries being that these aren’t officially a bread product…but they are loaded with lots and lots of CHEESE (24 ounces to be exact), so who’s going to complain?! LOL

Pimento Cheese Straws Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Cheese Straws are a staple in Southern cooking culture, as is pimento cheese. Since I’ve always wanted to make both (I’m a Southern wannabe) but never have, I’ve decided to combine the two classics into one delicious appetizer with these Pimento Cheese Straws. 
The addition of pimento is a tasty way to update a classic appetizer with these Pimento Cheese Straws -
So grab a beverage of your choice, and a crispy crunch cheese straw, and sit for a spell.

Yield: 24-30 straws          Prep Time: 15 minutes      Bake Time: 18-20 minutes

24 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and softened to room temperature
2 sticks butter, softened
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 jar (8 ounces) diced pimentos, thoroughly drained
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1½ cups whole wheat flour
2½ cups all-purpose flour

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, blend the softened cheese, butter, salt, pepper, pimentos, mustard, paprika, cayenne and garlic powder.

-Add in the flours and slowly blend to fully incorporate the flour into the softened cheese mixture to form a firm dough.

-Roll half of the dough to approximately ¼” thickness on a lightly floured surface. Square the edges of the dough using a pizza cutter or paring knife, saving the scraps to re roll later. Using the pizza cutter or knife cut strips of dough approximately 8″-10″ long. Place the straws on a parchment lined baking sheet making sure to leave a little space between each straw. Continue the same process with the remaining half of dough along with the dough scraps that were removed.

-Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove to cool for at least 15 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

-Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

Pimento Cheese Straws Recipe - Kudos Kitchen by Renee



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Robin @ A Shaggy Dough Story

Thursday 9th of April 2015

My mouth is watering while I'm reading this. Must. Have. Now! Wow, do these look good–so many favorite things wrapped up in one. (Making myself a reminder note now so that when I make these I won't forget the pimento like I last weekend when I made the pimento cheese that wasn't.) Thanks for sharing these!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Wednesday 8th of April 2015

This is the type of thing that I wouldn't be able to stop munching on! I can just picture myself grabbing a straw every time I walked by the counter. Awesome flavor combo, I love me some pimento cheese. ;)

Camilla Mann

Tuesday 7th of April 2015

Renee, these look so delicious. I wish I could just reach into my screen and grab one! My bread flopped, so I didn't post. Boo. But I had to make the rounds, drool, comment, and share because bread and cheese are two of my favorites! Always.

Karen Kerr

Tuesday 7th of April 2015

Yum Renee! These looks sooooo tasty!

Liz Berg

Tuesday 7th of April 2015

Oh, boy, I love the look of your cheese straws! Perfect party munchie!!!