Puffed Cheddar Cheese Twists

These puffy Cheddar Cheese Twists have a sharp and buttery flavor, and are very easy to make. They are perfect for parties and entertaining!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese twists
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 194kcal


  • 1/2 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese (2.5 oz, by weight)
  • 1/2 cup flour (2.5 oz, by weight)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 egg white (2 tbsp)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Combine the cheddar, flour, salt, and cayenne pepper by swirling it around with your fingers.
  • Add the cubed butter and work it into the flour mixture with your fingertips, working quickly (you don’t want to melt the butter).
  • Once the big butter pieces are broken down, stir in the egg white until evenly distributed. The mixture will be crumbly but you should be able to knead the mixture into a cohesive dough ball fairly easily (do not overwork).
  • Roll out onto a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut into long strips with a pizza cutter and twist them onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until crisp and a light golden brown. Let cool slightly, then enjoy!


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 42mg | Vitamin A: 455IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.8mg