1/2 pound butter
3 cups grated sharp cheese
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Few drops of Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Cream butter and cheese together in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Sift the dry ingredients together, then add to the butter-cheese mixture. Add Worcestershire and water, starting with 2 tablespoons, mixing until thoroughly blended. If the dough is too dry, add the remaining water.
Place the dough in a star cookie press. Press it onto greased cookie sheets in long strips. Cut into 3-inch lengths and bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight container
Makes about 150 (3-inch) straws.