Have you ever had a cheese straw?
I didn’t even know what they were until I started doing a little research on 1960s snacks. We were watching The Graduate in one of my classes and I was asked to help make some 1960s themed snack foods for the week.
These cheese straws are more like cheese crackers (think Cheez-It) but are long and skinny.
Cheese straws were a common item found at dinner parties in the 1960s, especially in the South.
They are easy to eat, easy to share, and easy to make a lot of. I can see why they would have been popular!
The cheese straw dough can also be cut into a variety of shapes to compliment what ever type of foods or occasion you are having.
I recommend poking a few holes in your shapes if you choose to go that route, since they puff a bit when they are baked. You could also not and end up with fun puffy crackers.
I imagine anyone that likes the typical cheez-it would like these crackers, even with the added spiciness.