My aunt makes these every year for Christmas. This is what we all ask for as our Christmas gift from her – they are that good.
1/2 pound butter
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
3 cups plain flour
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp baking powder
Cream butter and add grated cheddar cheese. Sift dry ingredients and add to other ingredients. You will need to use your hands to mix the batter. Press through star tip cookie press onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Be careful to not brown cheese straws.