Monday, September 20, 2010

Williamsburg Cheddar Cheese and Olive Balls

makes 36 -40

1/4 lb. cheddar cheese, grated, soften to room temperature
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. paprika
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
36 - 40 tiny stuffed Spanish olives, well-drained, wipe surface dry

preheat oven to 375 degrees
combine flour and paprika, cheese, and butter by hand until cheese disappears and mixture is smooth
pinch off small pieces of dough (@1tsp) , flatten in palm of hand , wrap olive, roll gently between palms to make a ball
place on ungreased cookie sheet; chill 10 minutes in refrigerator
bake @ 375 for 20 -25 minutes or until lightly browned; serve hot
note: may be made in advance and frozen...bake 30 not thaw

This is from The Williamsburg Cookbook (1971). I hadn't made it for years but decided to make it for our G2 group gathering at Rivermede. It was enjoyed by all!

1 comment:

Fearless Aging Female said...

I made these from the Williamsburg Cookbook in the late 1970s for a party and they were divine. Can't find my cookbook and am so happy to find it on this site. Thank you!