Olive Bites


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Easy party appetizer sure to please.

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  • 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 C. Colby cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/4 C. Crisco shortening, melted
  • 1 Tbs. milk
  • 2 drops Tabasco
  • 18 pitted ripe olives, or pimiento-stuffed green olives, drained and dried with paper towels

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, salt, and mustard in a bowl. Stir in cheese. Combine melted Crisco, milk, and Tabasco; add to bowl and stir until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is formed. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Wrap each ball around an olive. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot.

Yield: 18 appetizers

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