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gluten free puff pastry cheese straws

Gluten Free Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

These gluten free puff pastry cheese straws take us back to a time when we could eat whatever we want. They're crunchy, flaky, cheesy, and spicy and they are so addictive!!
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CourseAppetizer, Snack
Keywordcheese straws, Gluten Free, puff pastry
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings15 cheese straws


  • ½ recipe (about 18 ounces) glorious gluten free puff pastry
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) shredded cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar, but use whatever hard to semi-hard cheese you'd like)
  • ¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper (use higher amount for more spicy)


  • Using sharp knife, cut gluten free puff pastry in half. Re-wrap other half and store in fridge or freezer. Allow to come to cool room temperature, wrapped in plastic wrap.
  • In small bowl, mix cheese and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle ½ of cheese mixture onto work surface. Roll puff pastry over cheese mixture into a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick. Sprinkle other half of cheese mixture over top half of rectangle and fold bottom half over cheese. Using rolling pin, press and roll pastry out again to 1/8-inch thick.
  • Cut pastry into 1-inch thick strips using a pizza cutter or very sharp knife.
  • Twist pastry strips onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in refrigerator to chill for at least 10 minutes, or up to about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake cheese straws for about 17-25 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.