Blogmas – Day 10

The ideas for my Blogmas posts are from a post on the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. You can see the list of ideas in my Day 1 Blogmas post here.

I don’t do much baking, so my winter recipe is my Snowman Cheeseball!


I’ve made one the last couple of years, and my recipe was even published on the website of the magazine I worked on during college. Here’s the recipe:


  • 2 (250g) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese (or any other kind of white cheese), shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tobasco)
  • coarse salt and black pepper, to taste
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 5 raisins
  • pretzel sticks
  • 1 baby carrot
  • crackers (1 large Breton cracker for the base of the hat, and 3 regular Ritz crackers for the top of the hat)
  1. Mix the cream cheese in a bowl with 1 ½ cups of white cheddar cheese.
  2. Add the minced shallots, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  3. Mix together and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Scoop out ⅔ of the cheese mixture and roll into a ball.
  5. Roll the remaining ⅓ of the cheese mixture into a ball and place on top of the larger ball.
  6. Sprinkle the last ½ cup of white cheddar cheese onto the two cheese balls until covered in shredded cheese.
  7. Stick raisins on the ball as the eyes and buttons for the snowman.
  8. Cut triangular slice of carrot and place on the smaller ball for the nose of the snowman.
  9. Stick two pretzel sticks in the sides for the snowman’s arms.
  10. Place crackers on top of snowman for the hat (use cream cheese in between the crackers to make them stick together).
  11. Garnish the plate with rosemary.
  12. Enjoy!

What’s your winter recipe?

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