Chile Cheese Wrap Ups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp hot chile powder (New Mexico, if possible)
  • 2 Tbsp onion, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno or habanero chiles, finely minced
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)

Directions

To prepare the pastry:
Combine cheese, butter and chile powder. Mix in jalapenos until evenly distributed. Mix in flour and milk. Roll out pastry to 1/4 inch thick.

Cut pastry into triangles big enough to wrap around any of the following fillings:

  • Cooked shrimp
  • Large pimento-stuffed green olives, drained well
  • Cooked chorizo meatballs
  • Large black olives, pitted
  • Lil' Smokies (small cooked sausage links)
  • Pecan halves

Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes. Makes around 3 dozen. Enjoy 'Em!