Recipe: Cheese Puffs

Tired of all the sweets from Christmas? I know I am. I'm sure that won't last long but until then, here are some delicious treats that won't hit your sweet tooth. These tasty little bites are made with Swiss cheese which gives them a nice little bite. They are perfect as a side dish with dinner, or as hors d'oeuvres if you're having a little New Year's Party. And they're easy to make too!

Cheese Puffs
makes about 2 dozen

1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup all purpose flour
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups Swiss cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried parsley

In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter, salt and pepper to a boil. Quickly add the flour and stir until it all comes together and forms a ball. Set aside and cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one a time and mix well after each one. Continue beating until mixture is smooth. Stir in Swiss cheese, mustard and parlsey. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

I hope you enjoy them! Happy New Year!

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