This is an old recipe of my mother's (circa 1940's) which can be two recipes in one. The ingredients below are for the basic cheese straws but I sometimes double the amount of cheese and make cheese whirls. Where I have put seasoning, this is much to personal tastes. If using salted butter - don't add salt. I usually season with paprika. These cheese straws do rise but they are not like the 'puff pastry' ones you see commercially.