26 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 10
  • 5 Rating Star 8
  • 2 Rating Star 4
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1

These are snazzy little appetizers that taste great hot or at room temperature, and they freeze well, too! If baking when frozen, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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prep:
1 hr 20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
36
Max Servings:
36
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Mix Cheddar cheese and flour together in a bowl. Stir in butter, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour, or more.

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Form chilled dough into small balls, pressing a deep hole in the center using your thumb. Stuff each ball with an olive, and seal completely.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown, watching carefully and turning as needed to prevent bottoms from burning.

Nutrition Facts

67.82 calories; 2.09 g protein; 3.47 g carbohydrates; 0.16 g dietary-fiber; 0.06 g sugars; 5.12 g fat; 3.01 g saturated-fat; 13.37 mg cholesterol; 166.88 IU vitamin-a-iu; 0.67 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.01 mg vitamin-b6; 0.48 mg vitamin-c; 9.3 mcg folate; 48.8 mg calcium; 0.31 mg iron; 3.57 mg magnesium; 14.33 mg potassium; 139.87 mg sodium; 0.04 mg thiamin; 46.07 calories-from-fat; 20 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 67 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 12 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 39 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Dana VanSparrentak
08/14/2007
These are always a hit. My family loves them. I do need to add a bit more butter to the dough. Warm crusty and salty. Who doesn't love that!!
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
07/17/2006
I had high hopes for this one. I absolutely love olives! But it was not good. It was really bready and the olives were warm and gross. My friends made fun of them and me for making them. It's still a joke that I made the bread olives.
(3)
26 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 10
  • 5 Rating Star 8
  • 2 Rating Star 4
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 1 Rating Star 1
Dana VanSparrentak
08/14/2007
These are always a hit. My family loves them. I do need to add a bit more butter to the dough. Warm crusty and salty. Who doesn't love that!!
(14)
JT
11/25/2009
I love these and they're so easy to make. My tip: don't chill the dough. I find it's so much easier to stretch it around the olive if I warm the dough in my hands slightly. Otherwise it's just too crumbly and appears to need more binder (like butter). With it warm it all comes together. I use small olives so they're just a bite or two each.
(14)
GRETAJW
05/25/2007
The trick is using a small ball and really pulling the dough around the ball.
(10)
Anonymous
05/12/2006
I found them best cooked from frozen with an extended bake time I used old cheddar paprika hot sauce and worstershire. Used only enough dough to cover olives sometimes I can make 48 with this recipe - I get rave reviews!
(9)
Anonymous
03/25/2004
Excellent! I did grease the cookie sheet with Olive oil. That was the only variation.
(8)
Patty Ruth Hand Pirko
03/03/2009
I made this recipe for my husbands retirement party. I took the advice of some and made them the day before with a liberal dash of cayenne. They were very well received and was asked repeatedly for the recipe. Personally I liked them better hot but know one else seemed to mind them at room temp.
(7)
BAGRUBA
09/12/2005
My mother always made these as Christmas when I was a kid. I started making them a few years ago...always get RAVE reviews. One person even said they were "the best thing he has ever put in his mouth." And his mother is an awesome cook. I do add a dash of cayenne. Even enjoyed by non-olive lovers.
(7)
LIZCANCOOK
11/15/2004
Yum yum yummy! Cheesy slighty-crispy breading outside and the soft hot salty olive inside. Any appetizer I can freeze for later use is a godsend.
(5)
Terri
11/19/2007
dough is bland and dry
(5)