If you live in the south or have lived in the south, you know all about cheese straws and cheese wafers. No true southern lady would be without a tin of these in the summer or around the holidays or anytime in between.
Keep these in a waxed paper lined tin and bring them out when guest drop by. Tasty with salads also. A must have in the summer with a cocktail on the porch.
Oven setting 300 degrees
1/4 pound sharped cheddar cheese
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
cayenne to taste, they should have a little bite
1 cup cake flour
Cream cheese and butter together with salt and cayenne. Sift flour (do not sift beforehand). Make into a roll about the width of a silver dollar, wrap in waxed paper and chill in refrigerator several hour or overnight. Slice thin bake light brown (very important) in moderate oven for approximately 30 minutes. These are very easy to overcook. That light brown is very important.