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Olive-Cheese Balls

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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.

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★★★★★ 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.)

How to Make Olive-Cheese Balls

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.

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About Olive-Cheese Balls

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