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Southern Cheese Straws & French 78

Southern Cheese Straws

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon each of paprika, cayenne and salt
  • 1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese

Cut room-temperature butter into flour in the bowl of a food processor or electric mixer.

Blend and add spices until mixed.

Add cheese and process until smooth.

Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.

Cut into 3-4 inch straws or press into cookie press.

Bake 30 minutes on greased cookie sheet until just browning on the bottom.

French 78

  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Champagne
  • Lemon peel

Shake everything but the champagne in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain into a flute glass.

Top with champagne and garnish with lemon peel.