Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cheese Puffs- My Favorite!

When my Aunt Judy was alive, she would make these cheese puffs for holiday get togethers. Not long after I got married, she passed the recipe on to me. They are so easy to make, and downright addictive! They're a great treat for upcoming football parties, Halloween festivities, etc. You can make up a bunch and even bake just 3 or 4 or 12 or 16 in your toaster oven. Not that I've ever done that. Anyway, here's the recipe-

Cheese Puffs

1 loaf of Texas Toast
1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened at room temp
2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened to room temp
2 egg whites, beaten

Cut crusts off of slices of Texas Toast and cut each slice into 4 squares.

In a double boiler, melt butter, cream cheese and cheddar cheese, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and gently fold in egg whites.

With a fork, dip bread cubes into cheese mixture, coating completely. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze cheese puffs for 1 hour and then place in zip loc bags.

To bake-

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place frozen cheese puffs on un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Serve hot.


Lurker Girl said...

OMG--I am starving and pmsing it--and you post something that sounds so yummy!!

I must try this!!

Cherie D said...

Sounds great, even 16 at a time! LOL