These cheesy snacks are easy to make from frozen puff pasty. They make a lovely hostess gift, but hold some back for your family to nibble on.

Source: Family Circle
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • In a medium-size bowl, mix cheese, chili powder and garlic salt. Set aside.

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  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out 1 pastry sheet into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle. Brush lightly with the egg. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese mixture and press gently into pastry with rolling pin. Turn sheet over and repeat process with egg and cheese mixture, pressing in lightly with rolling pin.

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  • Starting from a 10-inch end, fold one-third of the pastry over the middle third. Fold opposite one-third over both to make 10 x 5-inch rectangle.

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  • Cut rectangle in half crossways into two 5-inch squares. Cut each squareinto ten 1/2-inch-wide strips for a total of 20 pieces.

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  • Place strips on ungreased baking sheets, twisting a few times and pressing ends onto sheets to prevent strips from uncurling. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove straws to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining ingredients for a total of 40 cheese straws. Store in a tightly covered container.

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  • To present as a gift, pack in decorative boxes or containers with tight-fitting lids.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; 6 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 3 g protein;

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