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May 20, 2010

Cheese and Sausage Appetizers

1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese, room temperature

1/2 pound butter or margarine, softened

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black or cayenne pepper

8 ounces pork sausage, cooked and drained

In large mixer bowl, combine cheese, butter, flour, salt and pepper. Beat with electric mixer on medium-low speed. Stir in cooked sausage. Form dough into 1-in. balls; place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or cold. Store in refrigerator or freezer.