Cheese Puff Olive Appetizers

This weekend we had our holiday party at the fabulous Liberty States Fiction Writers and there were so many wonderful treats that the members brought to share with friends.

My friend and fellow author, Chris Redding, baked these tasty cheese puffs and has been nice enough to share the recipe with me! So here goes:


    4 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup butter (Either softened or melted)
    2 Cups Flour
    2 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
    Jar of pitted olives

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

2. In a small bowl, mix together cheese, butter, flour and Worcestershire sauce. Knead the dough. Pinch the dough into small balls, flatten them in the palm of your hand, then roll each circle of dough around one olive. Arrange the wrapped olives on the cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown.

Now just a hint to keep these light and flaky. You may want to first use a pastry blender to mix the flour and butter before adding the cheese and Worcestershire sauce. Also when kneading the dough, don’t work it too much or it will get hard.

Chris’s cheese puffs were flaky and totally delicious!! When not heating up the kitchen, Chris is firing things up with her new romantic suspense release, INCENDIARY, from Sinful Moments Press, a division of Lachesis Books. INCENDIARY hits shelves tomorrow, December 15.

Incendiary by Chris Redding

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