I’m a little late with my usual Saturday/Sunday post because I spent the weekend in Nougat Rehab, trying to break my addiction to the Nougat I made in my last post. I am ashamed to admit that I did not share the Nougat with anyone. I ate it for days and days until it was gone. And I’m not sorry, either, cuz it was sooo gooooooood!
Okay, on to this week’s post:
For years, I’ve been making Cheese Bites, a spicy little cookie made with extra sharp cheddar and red pepper. But I decided it was time to get fancy and try to make them into cheese straws. Recipe here.
So I went to Joann’s and bought some large decorating tips and bags:
and used them to squeeze the cheese straws onto the cookie sheet:
Looked like everything was going well, but when I baked them, they spread out too much . . .
. . . and looked more like cheese blobs than pretty cheese straws. And they weren’t crispy, even though I baked them a little too long.
Oh well. They tasted good! I’m not sure what to do differently. If I refrigerate the dough, it’ll be too stiff to get through the decorating tip. I guess I’ll go back to making them in cookie form.