Posts Tagged ‘Cheese Puffles’

Baking again!

Savory Cheese Puffles

I love to bake, probably because I have an incredible sweet tooth and I could bake yummy treats.  Between raising the kids and working full-time for the last 15 years, sad to say, baking has fallen by the wayside.  That and I can’t eat sweets the way I used to when younger, so it’s been better for me to just not bake, and therefore not eat what I’ve baked.
But tonight, I had to prepare our potluck dish for the office christmas party tomorrow. 

We are having a casual Christmas Party with walk-around food, so I chose to make Cheese Puffles.  For those of you that have never experienced the cheesy buttery goodness of a cheese puffle, I highly recommend this savory snack.  I originally found this recipe in a children’s vegetarian cookbook when my kids were little.  It was fun to make with them, and totally delicious when cooked.

Cheese Puffles (makes 4-5 dozen)

2 cups unbleached (wheat) flour
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
2 cups grated sharp cheese
4 cups Rice Krispies

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Cream the flour, butter and cheese together in a large bowl.  I used my Kitchenaid and started with the whisk attachment, if you rather.  Add the Rice Krispies and mix into a cohesive dough, I switched to the dough blade for this step.
Shape puffles into small balls (quarter size), using your hands.

Bake until golden, about 10-15 minutes.  Let cool.

Bon Appetitit!  Simple but nummy!