This basic cheddar cheese dough can be used for any manner of appetizers limited only by your imagination!
Step 1: Ingredients
1 1/2 C white flour
1 stick of butter
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Roughly 1 C wing/hot sauce
Buffalo Chicken Popper filling:
One package ground chicken (bought or ground at home)
Hot sauce-amount will vary by the amount of chicken used.
1 TB apple cider vinegar
2 TB butter
Football Jalapeno Popper filling:
cubed cream cheese
Step 2: Make the Dough
While the mixer is running on low slowly add the hot sauce until the dough just starts to hold together.
The first picture is the final texture of the dough that is for best molding. The second picture is how it should look after the first step on mixing the flour, butter and baking powder until crumbly.
Step 3: Prepare Buffalo Chicken filling
Step 4: Form the Footballs and Super Bowls
Form a dough ball. I used a 3/4 oz scoop.
Push a divot in the ball with your thumb.
Pinch and work the dough into a rough bowl shape.
For Super Bowls: Stop here and skip to the super bowl filling step.
Elongate the bowl to start taking on a football shape.
Step 5: Fill up the Footballs
OR put in jalapeno slices and cream cheese.
Seal them up!
Add some laces with a toothpick. Make them fairly deep or they fill up when the dough puffs during cooking.