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Cheddar Cheese Bites

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Cheddar cheese bites are a great little appetizer that can be made in advance of a party. Perfect to serve with cocktails or wine for an at-home happy hour after a long week.

Cheddar cheese bites are the perfect happy hour bite. Made with Cabot cheese and butter.

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Soft and pillowy on top with a crispy bottom these Cheddar cheese bites are one of my favorite things to serve with cocktails. It’s a recipe I sometimes forget about but have served many times when entertaining.

I rarely make it just for us but that’s going to change. Especially since Cabot was so generous with their shredded cheese selection.

I used the 4 Cheese Mexican Blend this time but I know the Bacon Cheddar, Fiery Jack, Two State Farmers and any of the sharp Cheddars would all be delicious.

Cheddar cheese bites are the perfect happy hour bite.

Every time I serve these Cheddar cheese bites they are a hit. I often get asked for the recipe. To be honest I can’t remember when or where I got this recipe. It’s on a handwritten recipe card that has been with me for more than 25 years.

I’ve actually made a few extra copies of it so it doesn’t get lost. What I love about this recipe is it can be made in advance. You can freeze the pre-made balls for up to one month making them perfect for a brunch, New Year’s Eve, or any holiday entertaining. Who doesn’t love to plan ahead? Plus you can keep them in the freezer when unexpected guests drop in.

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Cheddar cheese bites are the perfect happy hour bite.

Cheddar Cheese Bites

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Soft and pillowy on the top and crispy on the bottom, these Cheddar cheese bites are perfect with cocktails or wine.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Cabot butter
  • 2 cups Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream Cabot butter and Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese. Add dry ingredients. Mixture will be loose.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, form mixture into balls. It will hold together when balls are formed. Refrigerate or freeze before baking, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 month.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until edges are browned.

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Hannah Lewis

Sunday 19th of May 2019

Oh my goodness gracious, these sound AMAZING

Valentina | The Baking Fairy

Saturday 18th of May 2019

Sign me up! These sound so tasty and addicting!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Friday 17th of May 2019

Oh yummy! These look and sound so delicious and I know my kids would gobble them up!

Leanne | Crumb Top Baking

Friday 17th of May 2019

I love that these are perfect to serve with brunch but also double as an appetizer! And who wouldn't love to munch on these cheesy bites while sipping a mimosa or cocktail!

Kallee

Friday 17th of May 2019

My daughter used to make something similar years ago and they were delicious! The cabot cheese in this recipe and know makes them good.

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