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Cheese Puffs

Light and airy, these cheese puffs make a perfect accompaniment to a bowl of soup, or look dainty served on an appetizer platter.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 25


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Nature's Yoke eggs
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (plus a little extra to sprinkle on top)


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Stir together water, butter and salt in a saucepan; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium; whisk in flour and stir vigorously until a paste-like dough forms. Transfer to a bowl to cool until warm.
  • Beat in one egg, thyme and pepper into cooled dough with a wooden spoon until egg is completely incorporated. Add remaining egg and beat until completely incorporated. Stir in remaining cheese into dough.
  • Scoop 1 inch balls of dough and set 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Top balls with cheese.
  • Bake until dough is puffed, lightly golden, and appears dry, about 15 minutes.
Keyword cheddar cheese, cheddarcheesepuffs, cheese puffs