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Cheddar-Feta Bites

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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These baked cheese balls have a pleasing dose of cumin-and-hot pepper flavor.

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened, cut up
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce, as desired
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except parsley on medium speed until smooth. Stir in parsley. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 10 to 12 times; shape into ball.
  • 3 Roll into 24 balls, using about 2 teaspoons dough per ball; place on cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except parsley on medium speed until smooth. Stir in parsley. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 10 to 12 times; shape into ball.
  • 3 Roll into 24 balls, using about 2 teaspoons dough per ball; place on cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

If you don't have parchment paper on hand, spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray instead.

For a fun presentation, use the bites to spell out "boo."

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
84.9
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
18.7mg
6%
Sodium
88.5mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
4.2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0.80%
1%
Calcium
5.70%
6%
Iron
1.80%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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