photo by Izy Hossack
- Ready In:
- Soften cheese and work all ingredients together with hands, and roll into balls the size of marbles.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
- Makes 6 dozen.
- Note: These can be frozen for months.
- To freeze: place on cookie sheet, freeze then store in plastic bag.
- Bake when needed.
Questions & Replies
These are delicious! I was going to make a recipe I usually use but couldn't find it. After searching for hours and finding all kinds of complicated recipes (too much work) I found this recipe. It looked too simple to be very good but I went ahead with it anyway.I used a 4 cheese blend. No paprika because we don't like it. My marbles must be larger than yours because I got 3 1/2 dozen, not 6 dozen. Otherwise followed the directions and in 15 minutes have a very tasty appetizer. They aren't exactly puffs, more like flats, but scrumptious. Just what I needed for tomorrows gathering.
Yum, yum, I am so impressed with this very quick and easy recipe, especially since I accidentally cut the butter in half! (For some strange reason I was thinking one stick was one cup, not half) I made these about the size of meatballs and they turned out delicious and gooey cheesy in the center. Thanks!
The trick to making these little puffs "puff up", is to grate your own cheddar from a block. **Do not use store bought grated cheese.** The store bought has a coating on it to prevent from sticking and this causes the cheese not to behave as it should. I grated my cheese mixed with softened, non salted butter, 'sifted' flour and about a teaspoon of of "Slap Ya Mama" cajun spice seasoning. I mixed it together thoroughly with gloved hands until it almost looked like pie dough. The flour and butter have to mix completely to avoid the "grainy" texture some have written about. I rolled them into marble size as instructed and got 116 puffs! I baked 15 mins at 350 and they came out perfect. I'm posting a picture, but I don't have the camera nor the skills as some who post, but I wanted to prove these could be done! Oh and they were great! Very crunchy, cheesy and with the SYM spice, it was awesome!
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