This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors
2 C Unbleached White Flour
1/2 T Salt
1 T Cayenne Pepper
8 Oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Grated
5 Oz Margarine (Melted)
1/4 C Flour (For Rolling Dough)
1 T 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.
Yields 7 dozen.