Cheesy Cocktail Muffins
1 3/4 cups butter (1 1/2 sticks)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons chopped chives or green onions
Fresh jalapeno pepper (to taste), finely chopped and seeded (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter over low heat. Slowly add cheese until melted (about 2 minutes). Stir in sour cream, then add flour; mix well. Stir in chives or green onions and jalapeno pepper. Fill ungreased mini muffin pan cups 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Pop out of muffin pan. Makes about 48 mini muffins.
I used 1/2 of a chopped jalapeno pepper in my muffins, and it was not too hot for me, it fact, next time I think I'll add the whole pepper.