Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: April 22, 2014
Yield: 40 cheesies
Time needed: 25-30 minutes
A homemade version of this popular snack. It is very much like a cookie—a sort of baked cheese ball. I will have to give this recipe another try as it did not turn out as well as I hoped.
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sherry
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. each onion powder, garlic powder & paprika
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. oil
11/2 cups sesame seeds, ground
walnut or pecan halves for garnish (optional)
In a bowl, mix grated cheese, sherry, Worcestershore sauce, and egg. Be sure the cheese is well separated, not in a limp.
Stir in salt, seasonings and flour. Knead lightly.
Add oil, and knead again.
Knead in the sesame meal 1/2 cup at a time.
Preheat oven to 400oF.
Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into small balls about the size of a large marble.
Place on an unoiled baking sheet.
Flatten them gently with a finger. Press a walnut or pecan half into each, if you wish.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Variation: replace seasonings with 1/4 tsp. cayenne for a spicier version.