- 4 oz butter, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp Mezzetta® California Hot Saucee
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 (10 oz) jar Mezzetta® Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, drained
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for several minutes. Add in the flour, cheese and spices.
Mix for 1 minute, add the Mezzetta® California Hot Sauce and water and mix until combined. Transfer the dough to a piece of plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Once the dough is chilled, scoop 1 tbsp at a time. Press the dough flat in the palm of your hand. Place a Mezzetta® Jalapeño Stuffed Olive in the center and wrap the dough around the olive and roll into a ball shape. Once wrapped, chill the balls for 10 minutes in the freezer.
In the meantime, preheat your oven to 400°F.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve this appetizer warm.