I can not believe that I almost forgot to give you a Cheese Straw recipe. Now, Cheese Straws are not just for parties. If you are a real Southern hostess you will have these on hand at all times. You know, just in case the Mayor or Governor stop by for a cocktail.
Serve these on a little polished silver tray with a snow white linen napkin and everyone will know you are probably related to Scarlett.
This recipe is from Charleston Receipts , no I didn't spell it wrong. This cook book is a collection of recipes from the Charleston S.C., Junior League. America's oldest Junior League cookbook in print. Junior League women are some of the hardest working women in the country and they sure know how to entertain.
These can be made ahead and stored in a cookie tin until needed. Get someone to hide them from you or they will all be gone before the party.
Makes about 100, and you will need every last one of them
1 pound sharp cheese, grated (Don't buy that already grated stuff)
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/4 pound butter, creamed
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heavy pinch of cayenne pepper
Cream butter, add cheese, salt and pepper, then flour. Put in cookie press or roll thin and cut in narrow strips about 4-inches long. Bake in 350 degrees oven for about 25 minutes or until light brown.