Whenever you go to wedding showers, receptions or any type of party, you typically see cheese biscuits, cheese wafers, or cheese straws as part of the food table. Like most of us, this is a party food that once you start eating them, it’s hard to stay out of them! There are many recipes for this favorite cookie, as well as variations of them. I’m going to pass along the ingredients for one that’s a bit different from what you may be accustomed to with these treats. Let’s make “Filled Cheese Biscuits”.
As you glance at the recipe, you’ll see that there’s only four ingredients! You would start this recipe by working together Velveeta cheese and butter. Most of the cheese wafer recipes normally call for regular shredded cheese, but this one uses the Velveeta. Also, you can use either butter, margarine or even vegetable shortening for these cookies, whichever you prefer to use. Of course, real butter has a flavor that shines through, but margarine or shortening works well, also. Then, you work in flour to form a dough. This is formed into logs on waxed paper and chilled until firm.
When ready to bake, the dough is sliced thin and placed on baking sheets. Then, you place a small bit of apple jelly on top and top with another slice of the dough. These bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Then you have a good and different cheese snack that would fit in with any party or reception.
One word of caution about eating these: when these come from the oven, you may be tempted to pop one of these into your mouth immediately. DON’T DO IT!!! The jelly in the center will be extremely hot and will burn your mouth. Try to be patient and let these cool before indulging and you’ll avoid a nasty burn!
Looking for something a little different than a cheese wafer? This one will certainly be different and good to eat….if you can keep out of them!
FILLED CHEESE BISCUITS
- 1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese spread, room temperature
- 1 cup butter, margarine or vegetable shortening
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- apple jelly
Work together the cheese spread and the butter until well mixed. Add the flour and mix to form a dough. Shape into logs and wrap in waxed paper. Chill thoroughly. When ready to bake, slice the dough into thin rounds and place on ungreased baking sheets. Place a small drop of apple jelly on top of the rounds and place another slice on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool before eating! Yield: approximately 3-4 dozen.