2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can Ro-Tel, drained (or the store brand diced tomatoes and chiles)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix the cheese and butter together. Add the flour, salt, cayenne and tojmatoes, and stir until it becomes a ball.
For cookies, form the dough into marbles and press with a fork. For straws, roll out the dough into a rectangle that is 1/4" thick, andcut the dough into 2"x1" rectangles using a pizza cutter. Poke four holes in the top of each cheese straw with a fork.
Bake on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet for 20 minutes. Cool and then serve. Makes 3-4 dozen.