These are snazzy little appetizers that taste great hot or at room temperature, and they freeze well, too! Juicy pimiento-stuffed green olives enrobed in a Cheddar cheese crust will send your party-planning pizzazz straight to the social pages!
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 36 pimento-stuffed green olives
Mix Cheddar cheese and flour together in a bowl. Stir in butter, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour, or more.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Form chilled dough into small balls, pressing a deep hole in the center using your thumb. Stuff each ball with an olive, and seal completely.
Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown, watching carefully and turning as needed to prevent bottoms from burning.