Have you ever found yourself in need of a last minute dish? Something you can make on the fly and still looks like you put a lot of effort into it?
A dear friend sent this to me while we were swapping recipes for Christmas. Instead of buying gifts for her daughters’ teachers, she made cheese balls. They all sounded wonderful but I particularly liked the Boursin Cheese Ball recipe. After a few tweaks, I made the recipe my own and started making them!
Luckily, my Dad wasn’t entirely prepared for this year’s annual Holiday Party at work. He bought all his Secret Santa gifts with care and even let Mom pick out his holidaywear, but he forgot to bring something for the party feast. Cheese balls fit the bill and I served em up Snowman style. Complete with a cracker and cheese top hat!
Frosty the Cheese Ball Snowman
Makes 2 Cheese Balls
- 2 (8 oz) pkgs of cream cheese
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp minced onion flakes
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp dill
- a splash of Worcestershire sauce
Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix on medium-high until thoroughly combined. Form two cheese balls, one larger and one smaller. Roll each one in plastic wrap but keep the side ends loose. Grab the two ends and spin the ball until the ends are tightly wound and the cheese makes an even more round, ball shape. Fold ends under and refrigerate for 30 minutes until hardened.
Once hardened, dress your Snowman with ingredients such as:
Feel free to use your imagination and make your own Frosty! This recipe is so easy to make that your children (or grandchildren) can help! While I only let my daughter watch the mixer, she had a ball rolling and shaping the cheese mixture! As a toddler, it was a great way to improve her motor skills and give her a sensory experience! (Why buy sensory bins when you can experience so many different textures and flavors in the kitchen?!)
Serve chilled with Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers, a cracker assortment, or the cracker of your choice! Cheese Balls store in refrigerator for up to 1 week! Enjoy!