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Sue Lewandowski Szmanoski, who is a Tri-Gam, serves these simple puffs at cocktail parties. She says she makes a triple batch and freezes them, pulling out what she needs for parties.

She brought them to Priscilla Finch-Smythe’s tea, and Priscilla begged for the recipe, but Sue wouldn’t part with it, but she’ll share it with you!

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup soft butter
1 cup sifted flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
48 stuffed green olives, drained and dry

Blend cheese with butter. Stir in flour, salt, paprika and mix well.

Wrap 1 tsp. of this mixture around each olive, covering it completely.

Freeze firm on baking sheet, then place in at least two plastic bags. Return to freezer for at least one more hour.

Bake frozen for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.