Cream Cheese Straws

cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

These straws are super easy to make.

And yummy!


Of course, they can be enjoyed as a nibble or finger food year-round, but I think they are especially welcome at Christmas and New Year’s parties.

Mmm. I can imagine them with drinks, salads or thick soups even.

Also, creating these savory treats makes a great project for you and your kids. Just try making them together. I am sure there will be loads and loads of fun.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

Here’s what we need.
Yes, this is one of those recipe where you only need very few ingredients.

I am a huge fan of such recipes.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


2. Place the butter, cream cheese, flour, and salt into a bowl.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

3. Combine the ingredients by hand just until a nice ball forms.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

4. Place the dough onto a well floured surface.


5. Using a rolling-pin, roll out the dough into about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) thickness.

If the dough gets too sticky during this process, just use more flour to make the work easier.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

6. Now cut the dough into even strips. My ones were 3/4 inch (2 cm) wide and 4 1/2 inches (11 cm) long.


If you want them to look super fancy, use a fluted pastry wheel cutter.

Oh, and it helps a lot if you dip the cutter in flour beforehand.


7. Re-roll any scraps and cut more strips.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

8. Lay the strips on the lined baking sheet. Brush them with a lightly beaten egg.

This will make them beautifully golden in color.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

9. Lastly, sprinkle each strip with some salt, sesame seeds and cumin.

I only had ground cumin seeds on hand when I was making these cuties. I think that the whole ones would look even better.


cream cheese straws recipe with step by step pictures

10. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Enjoy, dear friends!


(This recipe makes about 30 straws and takes 45 minutes to prepare.)

18 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Straws

  1. 1

    They look wonderful and call for few ingredients. A perfect snack!

  2. 2
    kylee says:

    mmmmm…….i want one right now! 😉

  3. 3
    deeba says:

    Yummy and absolutely gorgeous. Bookmarked this too!

  4. 4
    Michaela says:

    Cream cheese…cize normalny taveny syr vo vanicke mozem pouzit? Zasa krasne nafotene a najlepsia fotka je usmievajuce sa cesto 😛

    • 4.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Bezny tvaroh – ten nizkotucny. Da sa aj s tavenym syrom (syreckami), to je vynikajuca alternativa, ale ten je dost slany, tak toho treba potom menej ako 220 gramov. Ak by si pouzila makke syrecky, tak daj tak 150 gramov a trosku viac masla, tak aby bolo cesto makke. 🙂

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    Tes says:

    Wow those straws look really amazing 🙂 What a perfect snack! They seems really simple to make, too.

  7. 7
    Heavenly Housewife says:

    What a wonderful recipe! They sound simple and delicious, definitely a super snack.
    *kisses* HH

  8. 8
    Melanie says:

    Just made these for a staff party. They were a definite hit. I twisted each straw and sprinkled them with rosemary and garlic salt.

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    Jakub Bukáček says:

    Ahoj, jaké překvapení, když vidím v komentářích slovenštinu. Já namísto cream cheese použil normální eidam a tyčinky jsou super.

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    Traci says:

    I just made these for a holiday party. They weren’t as cute as your but SO DELICIOUS!

  11. 11

    ahoj, tvoje recepty jsou úžasné. Trošku se tím teď “sebemrskám” protože od ledna jako každý rok držím dietu:-) Tyhle tyčinky, tedy podobné znám od malička z domu – dělávala jsem si je jen co jsem se naučila zapnout troubu:-) U nás je recept tento – stejné množství mouky, stejné množství másla a stejné množství tvarohu. Nahoru sůl, koření, semínka…cokoliv tě napadne. Miluju je! Tvaroh se dá nahradit tvrdým sýrem.

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    Emma says:

    Good recipe here for cheese straws. Shared it on twitter 🙂

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    Ana Mitrovic says:

    Good recipe. Reminds me of an old recipe my grandmother used to make, same look just without the cheese. I was just wondering can I make this in advance? And how long can they survive for? And also do you keep them in an air tight container or outside in the fridge?

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    miyla says:

    resep yg bagus dan dpt dimodifikasi….kerenn…ops i mean this recipe its good….

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    example says:

    What’s up, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am as well happy to share my knowledge here with friends.

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