Sunday, January 25, 2009

Coffee Break!

Cheese Ball that's not a Cheese Ball!

This week's Coffee Break contains an easy hors d'oeurve (you probably know that's a fancy word for 'snack') you'll be proud to serve your guests... even if it's chip and dip night! I served these delights at our Christmas Open House and I can't tell you how many people raved about them.

16 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup (or to your taste) of your favorite dip spice
(I used sundried tomato and basil)

1/2 thick star cookie cutter

In a mixing bowl, beat cheese and spice together until well blended. Form into a ball, cover well and chill in refrigerator for about an hour.

Remove cheese ball from refrigerator and press cheese onto cutting surface until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Working quickly, cut shapes with the cookie cutter. If the cheese becomes too soft to handle, return to refrigerator to chill. Place shapes on a plate, cover and return to refrigerator until ready to serve with your favorite crackers!


1 comment:

Carla said...

pretty! and much easier to dip into than a hard ball