I ain't talking Jerry Lee Lewis here. These little appetizers can have quite a kick. The degree of "hotness" depends on the amount of Tabasco and cayenne pepper used. If you're like most of my family, you'll say "bring on the heat!" But be careful, too much can lead to increased beverage consumption.
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
tabasco sauce, or to your taste
cayenne pepper, or to your taste
sharp cheddar cheese, grated fine
little smokies cocktail sausages
1Thoroughly mix together all ingredients except sausage to form a dough.
2Cut each sausage into three pieces. Shape a small amount of dough around each piece of sausage and roll into a ball.
3Place sausage ball on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until dough is lightly golden.