OLIVE-CHEESE BALLS

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30 min Prep
1 hr 50 min Total
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48 Servings

These tasty four-ingredient morsels continue to be a party favorite!


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups shredded sharp natural Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon48 small pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and patted dry
Preparation
  1. Stir together cheese and flour in large bowl. Stir in butter thoroughly. (If dough seems dry, work with hands.)
  2. Mold 1 teaspoon dough around each olive; shape into ball. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 400ºF. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.
Tips
  • To make ahead, place unbaked olive-cheese balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze at least 2 hours until firm. Place balls in plastic freezer bags. Seal, label and freeze up to 3 months. Heat oven to 400ºF. Place cheese balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until hot.
  • Add flavor pizzazz by using shredded pizza- or herb-flavored, pepper Jack or aged Swiss cheese instead of the Cheddar.