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Friday Feast: Cheese Olive Balls

January 15, 2010

I love olives… perhaps because I’m part Italian. Regardless, I think they are awesome. So, when I received three olive recipes the day before I took off work for the Christmas break, I knew I had to try at least one. I think I chose the best of the three…

Cheese Olive Balls

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes

Cleanup time: 3 minutes


1 stick maragarine, melted

1 jar Kraft Old English Cheese (This may seem weird, but I found it in a glass jar next to the unrefrigerated cheese, like Parmesan.)

red pepper

dash of salt

1 cup flour

50 olives drained

  • Mix ingredients.

  • Roll around olives and freeze.

  • Bake at 400 until slightly brown. (This took anywhere from 12-15 minutes, and after 7 minutes or so, I turned them over.)

Be sure to let them cool, but they were just great. My coworker who gave me the recipe said that she keeps a bunch in her freezer and when guests come over, she’ll just pop a few in the oven to serve. Super easy, very tasty, a good recipe to keep!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MamaStu permalink
    January 15, 2010 3:05 pm

    Kate, I am so excited about this recipe! I had some Christmas before last and had been kicking myself because I didn’t get the recipe then. They are sooooo yummy! Thanks again. :)

  2. Craig Gates permalink
    February 17, 2010 8:12 am

    Kate, I meet you at your Grandmother’s funeral. Uncle Dickie has spent Thanksgiving with the Gates, where ever we are for the last 35+ years. My sons call him “Uncle Dickie” as well. I love your blog and hereby share a simular recipe to the olive one. It is called Bulldog Blitz in Mississippi and was shared by a MS State Fan. Try them, they are good.
    Bull Dog Blitz
    8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, room temperature
    ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 ½ cups cake flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    2 Tablespoons cold water (if needed)
    1 (16 oz) package pitted dates
    40 pecan halves
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together cheese and butter and blend in flour, salt and pepper. If dough is too stiff, add 2 tablespoons cold water. Stuff dates with pecan halves and cover with dough to make balls. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 15 minutes. Yields: 40

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