5 from 4 votes
Puff pastry straws cooling on a rack. These straws are topped with sesame seeds.
Puff Pastry Straws
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Delicate puff pastry topped with cheese, sesame seeds or poppy seeds

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: puff pastry appetizer recipes, puff pastry cheese straws, puff pastry recipes, puff pastry straws
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds optional
  • 1 tblespoon sesame seeds optional
  1. If using homemade puff pastry, divide dough in half and work with half at a time. If using store bought puff pastry, use one portion at a time. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8" thick.

  2. Lightly beat egg and water together.  Brush surface of puff pastry with egg mixture.

  3. Sprinkle one of the toppings on surface. Sprinkle with salt. 

  4. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into long, even 1/2" strips.

  5. Working with one strip at a time, pick up strip and twist both ends in an opposite direction until strip is completely spiraled.

  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press end onto parchment paper to prevent any untwisting. 

  7. Repeat with remaining strips spacing 1" on baking sheet. 

  8. Cover baking sheet with another piece of parchment paper and refrigerate pan for 30 minutes. 

  9. Remove top sheet of parchment paper and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

  10. Cool on a baking rack. 

Recipe Notes

Dough needs to chill for at least 30 minutes before baking. 

Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma Essentials of Baking.

Nutrition Facts
Puff Pastry Straws
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.