cheese-olive puffs

Cheese-Olive Puffs

These puffs may be made in advance, frozen on a cookie sheet to keep round, and stored in a plastic bag in the freezer. Bake as needed.

1/2 cup butter
2 cups grated sharp cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
Dash of ground red pepper
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
50 small stuffed green olives

Allow butter to soften. Blend butter with cheese, salt, paprika and red pepper. Stir in flour, mixing well. Mold 1 teaspoon of the mixture around each olive, covering it completely. Arrange on a baking sheet and chill until firm. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Serve hot.

Makes 50 puffs.