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This recipe is from Texas Highways. They may be prepared ahead and frozen until needed. Keep in mind that after freezing they will take slightly longer to bake. May seem a little labor intensive but very worth it. A Very pretty hors d'oeuvres.
- Heat olive oil with herbs and garlic till warm (do not boil).
- Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes or so.
- Strain (not totally necessary) and cool completely.
- Mix cheese and scallion (if using) and set aside.
- Stack 4 phyllo sheets and cut into 12 inch squares.
- (Freeze the remainder for another use).
- Cut square into (9) 4 inch squares.
- For each kiss, place one square (one layer) of phyllo on flat surface.
- (Cover the rest of the phyllo with a damp cloth as you work).
- Brush with the flavored oil, then add three more phyllo layers, brushing each layer with the delicious oil.
- Place about 2 teaspoons of the cheese in the center and pull all the corners together, pinching to enclose the cheese.
- Repeat procedure with the remaining 4 sheets of phyllo dough.
- Bake on an oiled cookie sheet or in an oiled mini muffin pan at 4oo degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
These had a very nice flavor and they look great. I only used 3 sheets of phyllo and found this enough. I also just cut the sheets into 12 even thought they were a little uneven when pinching together, after baking you really didn't notice.
I love the light texture
YUM! these are wonderful, even if you have to deal with the dreaded cursed phyllo dough, lol. I cut back on the garlic, and added two tbs of Greek Seasoning. To make the assembly quicker, I used a cookie dough scoop to put the goat cheese mixture on the phyllo dough. Very nice presentation.