Baked Fontina. Brace yourselves for possibly the easiest appetizer you’ll ever come across. I’d say this recipe is even easier than putting together a cheese platter because there is no agonizing over what cheeses to buy – wait…am I the only on who agonizes over things like this? Anyway, for this baked fontina, you’ll cube some Italian fontina, chop some garlic and herbs, put everything in a cast iron pan, and pop it under the broiler for 6 minutes.
That’s it! The result is a baked fondue of cheesy goodness that you can scoop up with hunks of bread, toasted sliced bread, or even crackers or Wheat Thins. The garlic and herbs permeate throughout the cheese when it bakes and every bite has a blast of herby flavor. I made this for a Christmas Day appetizer last year, have made it a couple times since (a halved recipe in an 8″ cast iron pan), and I’ll be making it again for a Thanksgiving appetizer this year; it’s always a huge hit wherever I bring it. Be sure you use Italian fontina in this recipe. Coraline Cookies. These bite-size peanut butter buttons are super easy to make and fun to eat. Keep your eyes on them, though. They’ll disappear quickly. You’ll need one peanut butter cookie mix and the ingredients to make… egg, water, oil. Yep. I said easy. Mix up the cookie dough and roll into small balls.
Use the photo as a guide. Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, as soon as you remove them, use the same bottle cap to press the cookies down forming a raised outer edge. And then, this is the fun part. To make sure you have enough time to press the centers and poke the holes before the cookies cool, bake them in three batches of fifteen cookies. There you have it. But, what if we covered them in chocolate. Dark chocolate. Yes, I think so. Grab a button and dip the top in some of the melted candy. And you’ll end up with a bunch of cute chocolate-covered peanut butter buttons. Enjoy! Movie Award Season Recipes sponsored by Hyundai.