GREEN OLIVE CHEDDAR NUGGETS
Green Olive Cheddar Nuggets
- 1 cup of shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (Softened)
- 3/4 cup AP Flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- A pinch of Cayenne pepper
- Green olives of your choice
With an electric mixer, blend softened butter with shredded cheese.
In a separate bowl whisk flour with salt, paprika and cayenne.
Add Cheese mixture to the Flour mixture and mix into a soft dough.
Chill for 1 hour
OK, this is the hard part.
Drain and dry your olives well, or you will have a hard time doing this as the dough will not stick to the olive at all and will soak up the brine and become gooey.
Take a small amount of dough and wrap it around the olive, to completely encase it.
Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 400 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.