1 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and shortening in mixer until soft. Add cheese and mix well. Sift together flour, salt, mustard, & cayenne pepper. Add in three additions, mixing well after each addition. Spoon mixture into cookie press. Use handle of wooden spoon to press down completely.
Using single star disc, press out cheese straws into long rows. Use a knife to cut into individual straws and place on cookie sheet.
Makes approx. 100 cheese straws