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Christmas Cheese Balls Recipe
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Christmas Cheese Balls Recipe

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Christmas at our house just wouldn't be complete without these rich cheese balls. Friends and family ask for them every year-and I can make three gifts from just one recipe. —Margie Cadwell, Eastman, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups (1 pound) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Minced fresh parsley, chopped pecans and paprika
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir in the pecans, milk, olives, garlic and salt. Divide into thirds; roll each into a ball.
  2. Roll one ball in parsley and one in nuts. Sprinkle one with paprika. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cheese balls.
Originally published as Christmas Cheese Balls in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"We love this Cheese Ball Recipe. We make it every year. This year I made it for a baby shower and it was a big hit."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I made 3 huge cheese balls out of this recipe just as it said. I had all the ingredients on hand.

After the cheese was softened, I put all of the ingredients into the mixer and blended everything just as suggested. What a great recipe!"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2007

"I love this recipe! However, the first time I made it I didn't realize it yielded three cheese balls, so I made one giant cheese ball. It looked funny, but tasted soooo good. My family can't wait for me to make it again this year!"

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