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Adapted from Simply Southern: With a Dash of Southern Soul by the Margolin Hebrew Academy

A savory pop-in-your-mouth treat!


1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons butter, soften
20 pimento stuffed green olives, drained and patted dry


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine Cheddar cheese, flour, and cayenne. Stir in butter until dough forms.

Roll 1 tablespoon dough into ball. Press thumb into dough ball. Place olive in thumbprint. Wrap dough around olive to seal.

Place balls on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Yield: 6 servings.

May prepare in advance, freeze and reheat.

Recipes: Appetizers, Dairy, Kosher

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