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Spicy Cheese Sticks

Food | December 19, 2019 | Nik Manojlovich
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Flaky, buttery, cheesy and spicy – make SPICY CHEESE STICKS for your next party!

Before we go through suggestions on how to make these SPICY CHEESE STICKS, let me just say this: double the recipe. Because they’re so tasty and are always consumed at lightning speed, it’s best to keep that second batch on hand so you can roll, cut and bake them at a moment’s notice. Yes, friends, they’re that good!

People often ask for my suggestions on what to serve at cocktail parties, and this recipe always comes to mind. I love serving something that checks off many boxes.

Here’s what SPICY CHEESE STICKS provide:

Spicy Cheese Sticks

IT’S NOT COMPLICATED

The ingredients needed to pull together this cheese stick dough are both readily available and super easy to prep. You’ll need to grate cheese, chop chives and open a can of tomato paste. Yup, simple ingredients can produce stellar results!

Spicy Cheese Sticks

FRESHLY BAKED GOODNESS

I like cutting the sticks out in advance and setting them aside on a baking tray. Once guests arrive, I pop them in the oven, and within minutes I have a warm and tasty hors d’oeuvre ready to offer. I better mention too that they give off an awesome cheesy, butter-baked aroma too.

Spicy Cheese Sticks

SIMPLE SERVICE

There’s no need to worry about plates or cutlery with these three-bite beauties; a simple cocktail napkin is all you need. People devour them within seconds – no fuss, no muss.

Spicy Cheese Sticks

COCKTAILS ANYONE?

These buttery cheese sticks are the perfect munchies to serve with cocktails, and I often fill a glass with them and place it right on the beverage station.

Spicy Cheese Sticks

CHANGE IS GOOD

December 2019 update! We’ve been playing around with this recipe a bit lately and have made one key change not mentioned in the attached video: chill your dough! We’ve discovered that making and then chilling the dough for at least an hour produces crispy cheese sticks that hold shape.

We also discovered one additional thing: these sticks are absolutely sensation when made with Manchego cheese and, shaped in circles. That said, we suggest you experiment with different cheeses and herbs each time you make them. Just share your discoveries in the comment section at the bottom of the post. Thanks!

We have other delicious recipes that work perfectly for parties. Try our creamy SMOKED TROUP DIP, our PUMPKIN HUMMUS, these SAUSAGE-STUFFED JALAPEÑO POPPERS, or a favourite party food, DEVILED EGGS. Making any or all of the above will ensure your next party is ON!

Serve something homemade and delicious at your next cocktail party or celebratory get-together. SPICY CHEESE STICKS are fantastic!

Spicy Cheese Sticks

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped herbs such as chive, tarragon or rosemary
  • 2 cups of hard cheese, grated
  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 6 tablespoons of 35% cream
  • additional flour for pastry board

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place flour, salt, cayenne pepper, herbs and cheese in a food processor fitted with a hook attachment. Pulse until cheese is coated with flour.
  2. Add the butter and tomato paste and pulse until it has the consistency of small pea-sized crumbs. Add the cream and pulse until the dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to a ½-inch thickness. Trim edges of dough to create a rectangle.
  4. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into long strips, and transfer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before serving.

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