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       Title: CHEESE STRAWS
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 10 servings
  
       2 c  UNBLEACHED WHITE FLOUR
     1/2 ts SALT
       1 ts CAYENNE PEPPER
       8 oz SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE (GRATED
       5 oz MARGARINE (MELTED)
     1/4 c  FLOUR (FOR ROLLING DOUGH)
       1 ts OIL (FOR BAKING SHEET)
  
        Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, mix
   flour, salt, cayenne
        pepper, and cheese thoroughly. Add melted
   margarine and mix.
        Chill dough in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
        Place dough on a large, floured board. Place a
   large piece of
        waxed paper on top of dough or use a
   heavily-floured rolling pin.
        Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick. Remove wax paper.
        Holding a fork upside down, draw the prongs
   vertically along
        dough from top to bottom, making ridges. With a
   wide, flat knife
        cut dough into rectangular shapes 3 x 1 inch. Oil
   a cookie sheet
        and place cut cheese on it.
        Bake in 400 F oven for 10-12 minutes until cheese
   straws look dry
        but not brown. Let cool. Repeat procedure until
   all of dough is
        baked. Serve at room-temperature. Freezes well.
        Yields 7 dozen.
  
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