Cayenne Cheese Straws

Have fun with these! You can cut them thick or thin and twist them tightly or loosely before you place on baking sheet.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 package (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie crust
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Spread 1 circle of pie dough on a flat work surface. Sprinkle cheese over dough. Top with second circle of dough and press together.
  • Cut long strips about 1 inch wide from the dough. Twist the strips into spirals and place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Bake until slightly brown, about 8 minutes.