Heart Shaped Cheese Puffs

 only 3 ingredients heart shaped cheese puffs are a great savory Valentine's party food.

heart shaped cheese puffs 4We have had a lot of Valentine’s parties and get togethers that I have been asked to bring a little nibble to.  With the theme of Valentine’s being sweets and candy I wanted to have a recipe that was on the savory side to help combat all that delicious sweetness.  So I introduce you to heart shaped cheese puffs.  They are simple to make with just 3 ingredients and are a great fun food to help celebrate Valentine’s day.  It also uses puff pastry sheets which make it a quick recipe to make.

cheesy heart puffsThe hardest part is cutting them out, just because it takes a little time.  The recipe is simple (a printable version is below).  With a sheet of thawed puffed pastry spread melted butter and then sprinkle your favorite cheese over that.  With a rolling pin with a slightly firm had, roll the cheese into the dough, one direction and then the other.  There will still be cheese that falls off.  Then cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter.  I used a 2″ heart shaped so I would have lots of hearts to share.  After placing them on a lightly greased cookie sheet place them in the freezer for 10 minutes.  This will help them bake up nice and crisp.  Then bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.  I like mine with plenty of crispy brown parts on them, but you cook them to your liking.

heart shaped cheese puffsThey taste best the day you make them, but can be made a head and kept in a airtight container.  I would suggest if you do this to crisp them up real fast in the oven again for a few minutes.  I hope your Valentine’s day brings you lots of love, candy and maybe even a little jewlery!

Heart Shaped Cheese Puffs
Ingredients
  1. 1 sheet puffed pastry, thawed
  2. 1 TBL butter, melted
  3. 1 1/2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
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Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400
  2. Lay the puffed pastry on a lightly floured surface
  3. Roll just slightly with a rolling pin
  4. brush butter over the entire surface
  5. sprinkle cheese over the entire surface
  6. Roll the cheese into the dough with the rolling pin
  7. First one direction and then the other
  8. cut out with a 2" heart shaped cookie cutter
  9. place on a lightly greased cookie sheet
  10. place in the freezer for 10 minutes
  11. bake at 400 for 8-10 or until golden brown
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