Recipes

Breads and Muffins: Breads

Cheddar Cheese Bite-Size Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (an 8-ounce bag of pre-shredded cheese works perfectly)
  • 4 tablespoons margarine with 8 or 9 grams of fat per tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk or fat-free half-and-half

Preparation:

  1. Place whole wheat and white flour in food processor. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and margarine to food processor bowl. Pulse for about 5 seconds to blend well.
  2. Drizzle milk over the top of the mixture and pulse until a dough forms (about 3 seconds). Add another tablespoon of milk if necessary.
  3. Use about a tablespoon of dough to roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet coated with canola cooking spray.
  4. Cover and refrigerate cookie sheet while preheating oven to 400-degrees.
  5. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Store cheese bite-size biscuits in an airtight container or in a sealable gallon-size plastic bag. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed up when ready!

Yield:
16 servings (2 biscuits per serving)

Nutritional Information:
Per serving (2 bites): 84 calories, 5 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 3.8 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 8 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 80 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 41%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee


Last Editorial Review: 1/8/2008



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