Homemade Cheese Snacks

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My attempt at baked homemade cheetos which was not exactly a success but still resulted in a good snack.


Pate A Choux Dough:

1 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Masa corn flour
4 large eggs
2 cups (about 5 ounces) grated cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1) In a medium pan, melt butter, water, and salt over medium heat. Once melted, stir in flours and stir until dough is combined and smooth, a few minutes. Keep the pot over the heat as you stir it.

2) Remove dough from heat and let it cool to room temperature, then mix in eggs one at a time either with a stand mixer or with a large wooden spoon.

3) Mix in cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper (optional) well.

4) Pipe dough onto a baking sheet lined with silpat mats or parchment paper. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until they are cooked through and slightly crunchy, about 11-12 minutes. Remove and let cool before eating.