Two Cheese Straws

I got this recipe in an email from Betty Crocker, specifically Bisquick.  I made a big pot of chili for dinner (Family Favorite Chili which is already on the blog) and these sounded like they would go well with chili.  They would also go great with spaghetti and they would work well as an appetizer too.  They were easy to make and Zach especially really liked them.

2 1/2 cups Original Bisquick mix

2/3 cup milk (next time I make these I’ll use a full cup of milk because the dough was really dry and didn’t hold together well)

1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese (next time I’ll add more cheese too, maybe a full cup as they weren’t really cheesy tasting)

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1  Heat oven to 400.  Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.  In large bowl, stir Bisquick, milk and cheddar cheese until soft dough forms.

2  Divide dough in half.  On surface lightly sprinkled with Bisquick, roll 1 half of the dough into 9 x 6″ rectangle.  Spread with half the butter.  Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese over top.  Cut dough lengthwise into 18 1/2″ strips.  (A pizza cutter works really well for this.  Also the thinner the strips, the easier they are to twist so don’t be afraid to cut them thin.)  Repeat with remaining dough.

3  Twist each dough strip as many times as possible then place on cookie sheets.  Bake 6 – 8 minutes or until light golden brown.

For a little crunch, sprinkle with sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds before baking.

Makes about 36 straws

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