Olive Cheese Balls

Olive Cheese Balls

 Recipe by unknown
 Variation by Denis

Ingredients :

  • 2 to 3 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar or Mimolette Cheese
  • 1¼ cups White Flour (NOT Self Rise)
  • ½ cup Melted Butter
  • 4 Dozen large Olives, Pitted (Green or Black)

Preparation :
Drain & pat dry the Olives with Paper Towel.
In a large bowl, mix Cheese & Flour until Crumbly.
Add Melted Butter to form Dough.
Using about a Teaspoon of Dough, form a layer of Dough completely covering each Olive.
Roll Gently in Hands to form the ball.

Cheese Ball Prep 1

Place on Ungreased cookie sheet, not allowing them to touch each other.
Chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Bake at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cheese Ball Prep 2

Variation :
When using Black Olives, fill the Olives with a small slice of Onion, large enough to fill the Olives in the way the Pimentos are done on Green Olives.

Hints :
Can be served hot or at room temperature.
Can be made in advance & frozen for future serving.

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