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Olive-Cheese Balls

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Serve these tiny olive breads as a pre-dinner snack with a glass of wine or a beer or as a part of a finger food buffet. They will also make a great addition to a picnic or a champagne brunch. If you are preparing for a large party and cooking a lot of food, think ahead and bake these olive balls 3 days in advance. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Crisp in preheated oven (200) for 3 minutes before serving.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
36 Appetizers
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
finely grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/4 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
paprika
1 c
all purpose flour, unsifted
36
pimento-stuffed green olives (approx.)

Step-By-Step

1Mix thoroughly cheese, butter, hot pepper sauce, salt, paprika and flour.

Form portion of dough around each well drained olive.
2Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Brush pastry with beaten egg.

Bake until golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.
3NOTE:
Optional.....Before baking, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy