Cream Cheese Sticks

Guests coming over for tea? These cheese sticks are a wonderful accompaniment to tea or coffee, and they’re a breeze to make! Each bite delivers the yummy goodness of cheese with a hint of cumin and sesame seeds. Your guests will be amazed to discover that you baked these yourself.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • 110 gm of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • sesame and cumin seeds

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 175°C (350°F)
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil
  3. Grab a bowl and add: flour, butter, cream cheese, and salt. Combine these ingredients together by hand until you form a nice dough.
  4. On a well-floured surface, roll the dough into about ¼ inch thickness.
  5. Cut the dough into even strips (I used a regular knife to do this).
  6. Gently lay the strips on the baking tray, and brush them lightly with the beaten egg.
  7. Sprinkle sesame and cumin seeds on top.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.

Did I mention that your home will smell heavenly while these sticks are baking in the oven? And if you store these in an air-tight container, the sticks will taste just as delicious the next day too!

The cream cheese sticks are inspired from this original recipe by Petra.


  1. Askm WR WB Nadia! These look so yumm!! Thanks for sharing! Insha’Allah i wil definitely try this this Ramadan! 😀

      1. Nadia! 🙁

        I tried this today but it dint turn out the way it should have! I am so sad right now.. Dunno what went wrong though! One thing I can think of is that I did not pre heat the oven as the first step. I made the dough and then preheated it. You think that got it wrong? Plz help! I wanna get this right insha’Allah!

        1. Hello, Mehnaz. Not preheating the oven could be one of the reasons. You should never put your dough in a cold oven. So for example, if a recipe calls for baking at 175C, then you need to setup that exact temperature in your oven and make sure the oven is hot before you begin baking. What I did here was that I turned on the oven first, at the desired temperature, and then began working on the dough. Do try again, and I hope it turns out good this time, inshaAllah. Let me know.

    1. Thanks, Misha! This was my first venture into bread (sort of) and cheese…the easy recipe gave me some encouragement, otherwise baking bread intimidates me for some reason.

  2. Mmm.. I can literally smell the freshly baked sticks!! Hehe… This is definitely a try for me! I know my kid will absolutely love it… Do you serve it with any dips? Have you tried making any dips? Will love to hear if you do! 🙂

    1. We dipped it in tea 😀

      But seriously…no, I didn’t make any dips. I never got the chance to because all the sticks were gone before I could even decide what dip to match these with.

  3. I made this [and used up almost an entire jar of my Mum’s favourite cream cheese!]! It came out very well … tasted all buttery and cheesy but I wish I had put a sweet topping, would have been just perfect then.
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    1. Hello, Alisha! I’m delighted that the cheese sticks turned out great for you! I’m sure your mum didn’t mind the empty jar of her favorite cream cheese 🙂

      The sweet dip sounds like a great idea. How do you think this would go with a chocolate dip?

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