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Smoky Olive Poppers

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Erin Swift
Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 15 mins
Yield Makes 4 dozen
Kick off your party with Smoky Olive Poppers. Chipotle peppers give these olive poppers get their zip.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 48 small green olives with pimientos
  • Paprika

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, pulsing until mixture forms a ball.

  2. Shape 1 heaping teaspoon dough around each olive, forming the dough into a ball. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake 15 minutes.