Photo: J. Savage Gibson; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
6 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat margarine at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add cheese, beating well. Add flour, salt, and pepper; beat at low speed until blended. Add lemon juice, and beat at medium speed for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Pipe or drop dough by level tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake at 300° for 20 minutes or until set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Ratings & Reviews

dragonfly183's Review

August 27, 2014
These are are not biscuits. What a waste of time and ingredients.

gingerbread73's Review

February 25, 2013
The VERY BEST cheese straws you will ever allow to melt in your mouth! i have been making these for years and years, since the recipe was published in southern living. I have made them for weddings, showers, parties, and a the request of EVERYONE who had ever tried them. Use real unsalted butter,beat them for the full 20 minutes, and watch them carefully for browning. They taste nothing like crackers, ignore that last post and try these. No waste of cheese in this jem!

artificialagent's Review

May 16, 2010
So salty. sort of tastes like Goldfish crackers...kind of feel like I wasted all that cheese.