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Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Straws


These little things are combination of a cheese straw, cheese cracker and pie crust. They the crunchiness of a cheese cracker, the size of cheese straw and the flakiness of a pie crust.

For me, bacon and cheese are a match made in heaven almost like peanut butter and chocolate or sweet and sour. They are just perfect together.

The bacon is salty and smoky with the cheddar cheese is creamy and tangy and even more tangyness if you use sharp cheddar cheese or extra sharp cheddar cheese (my favorite). It a great balance.

Like I said in the title, these are a combination of a cheese cracker and a cheese straw. It has the compact size of a cheese cracker but the flakiness and crunch of a cheese straw.  A cheese straw is traditional made from leftover biscuit dough with grated cheese mix it and twisted or cut into shapes then baked to crispy perfection.

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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Straws

Prep: 10 to 15 minutes
Chill: 12 hours
Baking: 12 to 14 minutes

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup Unsalted Butter, frozen
3 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, can use a mild cheddar freshly shredded is best
4 to 5 tablespoons Milk

6 striped Cooked Bacon, chopped and cooled
1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 
1/2 teaspoon Ground White Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, optional

1. Chop then saute bacon until done. Let bacon cool completely.
2. Shred cheddar cheese in flour, sea salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper then shred butter into flour mixture. Work together until well incorporated.
3. Add cooled bacon and milk a tablespoon at a time. The dough will be slightly sticky and crumple. Tip the bowl over on a flour surface or wax paper. Work the dough together until you can form a ball.
3. Divide into two pieces forming into a ball then flattened slightly. Wrap each dough balls with cling wrap. Chill the dough overnight, at least 12 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees then line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll chilled dough out between two sheets of wax paper or cling wrap with a little flour. Keep the other dough ball in refrigerator as you roll the other out.
5. Roll dough out to a 1/2 inch thick then cut dough into 1 by 4 pieces. Place the straws on the parchment lined cookie sheets about 1/2 inch apart.
6. If dough becomes warm, place back into refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Cool on a wired before consuming or storing.

Note: Place cheddar cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes before grating, this will help when grating because of the heat of your hand.
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Comments

  1. This looks just too good :) I will try it once I have some permanent house :)

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  2. OMG these look like the best comfort food. Yum!
    xoxo
    Annie

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  3. Mmmm these look totally delicious! I want some now! Always love your recipes.

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  4. These looks simple to make and something the kids would like to take on the go.

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  5. I absolutely agree that bacon and cheese were made to be together! These look delicious and baked to perfection!

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
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  6. You really can't go wrong with bacon and cheddar - two of my favorite things!

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  7. I love everything bacon. These look sooo tasty yum!!

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  8. Yum! I just want to dip these in tomato soup!

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  9. OMG they look so yummy! My mouth is watering just by looking at the photos!

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  10. really its nice post...we get the lot of useful information from this post....thank you for sharing.......id card

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  11. Cheese straws are a big favourite in our house and so is bacon so I could see these bacon and cheddar cheese straws going down a treat!

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  12. Love the bacon and cheesy strips dish, makes for a good dish to munch on while watching a movie. Love your treats always.

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  13. My kids would go crazy for these! Anything with bacon in it is a hit in our house.

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  14. Oh, I love bacon. You have presented this dish so well. I'm going to try it out for my next house party. Cheers!!

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  15. These will be a perfect party food! Great job!

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  16. Yummy..! I will try out this dish in this weekend.

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  17. I may make these and substitute some veggie bacon! Really - it's as good as the real thing. These would be a fun snack to serve.

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  18. You had me at Bacon. I'm going to have to do a test run on these prior to the superbowl party because well, they sound delicious, and I can already see having to share this recipes with the masses.

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  19. These look so yummy and decadent. Thanks for sharing

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  20. Challenge of the Day: Try reading all the way to the end of this blog post without drooling all over your keyboard. ;)

    But in all honesty, I CANNOT wait to try these out!!!!!!!

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  21. This looks and sounds so comforting! I want to dip this in ALL of my soups!

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  22. I definitely agree with you - bacon and cheese are one of the best combos ever. I'd probably eat this whole batch to myself! haha :)

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  23. How fun are these?! I bet these would taste great dipped and soup. And would be such a hit with me nieces!

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  24. Such a great flavor combo, and I love your tip about freezing the cheese - I always have trouble with the last bit when I'm grating, but that should help a ton!

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  25. Holy moly these look and sound amazing, get in my belly!

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  26. Yum! I have to say, my daughter LOVES cheese. You’d be her best friend 😍. Saving this one too!👍🏼

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  27. Yummalicious, Luci! These look so, so good and they would've been great with the pizza we just had for dinner tonight! ;)

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  28. This sure does sound to taste yumm. Do you think I can substitute chicken for bacon? At home folks prefer chicken and I am always trying out variations.

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  29. This looks yummy...i am always in love with your recipes.love them

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  30. Bacon and cheese, wine and cheese, crackers and cheese. I am down for anything cheese. These look fantastic and I know my husband would love them!

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  31. These bacon and cheddar cheese straws look so delicious. My boyfriend loves cheese and he would love this. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. This is a very simple and easy to make appetizer. I fear that I would eat the whole tray because of the crunchiness.

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  33. This would have been something I would have died for in my college days!

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  34. Wow! Wow! Wow! Cheese straws sound good. Bacon and cheese straws sound like heaven in my mouth! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll have to give it a try.

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  35. These are very creative. I'm sure I have friends who would love this recipe.

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  36. So I'm suddenly very hungry to make these but it's snowing like crazy and I can't get to the store!

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  37. Cheddar is my favorite! This is such a great recipe! A must-try for me :)

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  38. What else can one ask for on a thursday night while watching movies.

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  39. Hello! This looks very tasty. I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. This looks like nothing I've seen before! Bacon cheese fries look like such a yummy snack, too bad I left those days behind and won't eat bacon anymore :( haha

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  41. Holy Moly! I got instantly hungry looking at this. So yummy and perfect for a superbowl party!

    April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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  42. I have never made cheese straws but saw them made on TV the other day. This recipe looks easy enough. I do like cheese and crackers so why not a cheese straw?!

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  43. These look so yummy! I remember eating something similar in school when I was little. Definitely going to try this
    recipe! :)

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  44. Not going to lie, this looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to give this recipe a try!

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  45. What a yummy snack! And I agree, bacon and cheese is a match made in flavour heaven!

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  46. When I see yummy food like this, it makes me sad I am gluten intolerant. Looks easy to make and no doubt a nice change from regular snacks.

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  47. These would be such a hit at my house! I've added them to my recipes to try :)

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  48. Ok, I'm making these! I JUST finished baking a batch of super yummy sharp cheddar cheese scones - so flaky, tender, and mmmm good! Right after devouring them all with our friends and family, I noted that I'd put bacon in them next time. Now I'm seeing these straws you made and it's a definitely sign that I need to make these!! :)

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  49. My daughter would love this recipe. It's the bacon!

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  50. OMG you had me at BACON.... This sounds absolutely delicious and like something my whole family would love eating!! Shell

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  51. Cheese!! I will definitely try to make it.. Thanks for your recipe

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  52. My kids would love these! They would think I bought them from a restaurant. Might need to make these on my next snow day :)

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  53. oh my word- these look so delicious! I want to make these! They look so warm and puffy!

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  54. I feel like if I made these I wouldn't be able to stop eating them. They would last me a few hours tops.

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  55. I am a vegetarian, but fond of cheese straws. Your pictures look too delicious...I wish they were vegetarian :)

    Keep the good work coming in!

    XOXO
    Prajakta

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  56. I always love your recipes.. They are quick, simple and delicious.

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  57. Oh I love cheese straws! My auntie makes the best ones at parties. These would be perfect for any bacon lover.

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  58. This sounds like a great combination! Looks so good too.

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  59. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I'm hungry now, LOL!

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  60. WOW this is my type of recipe! Literally combining my two favorites lol super bowl sunday will include these!

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  61. What a great invention! it sounds delicious and I'm sure the whole family would love it! I'll have to try making these this coming week ; )

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  62. It looks like a very delicious snack, perfect for parties or a cozy evening in front of tv.

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  63. Wow! just wish this is right in front of me.. so appetizing

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  64. I love these! These look like the perfect appetizers! I am going to pin this.

    Best,
    Christina

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  65. This sounds absolutely delicious and like something my whole family would love eating. I am going to try these next weekend.

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  66. I love cheese straws and bacon! I never thought of putting the two together, but these sound amazing!

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  67. I just love a combination of bacon and cheddar! What a great idea for a snack! :)

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