These gooey cheese empanadas are a quick and easy finger food the whole family will love. A creamy mix of gruyere cheese, hot sauce, and paprika provide the soft center for a crispy dough shell. Fry each one for a minute on each side for the perfect crunch. Smart Recipes, American Recipes, Dairy,Eggs Recipes, Recipes Dairy,Eggs American Cheese Empanadas Cheese Empanadas Recipe | PT20M Serves 12 Ingredients: 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 0.5 Teaspoon Salt 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Sugar 0.5 Cup Water 0.25 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Cups Gruyere Cheese 0.5 Teaspoon Hot Sauce 0.5 Teaspoon Paprika 1 Medium Egg 2 Tablespoons Walnuts In a large bowl, combine flour with salt, baking powder and sugar. In the center of the bowl make a well in flour and pour oil. Gently fold to combine. Then slowly add water and knead the dough until you obtain the consistency that you can easily roll. Let dough sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. Combine egg and cheese. Whisk in nuts, hot sauce and paprika in a bowl. Lightly flour a work surface and place dough over it. Cut out rounds from the dough using a cookie cutter or a jar lid. Spoon cheese filling into the center of the rounds and fold over to encase. Press the edges tightly with your fingers to completely seal them. Fry until lightly golden browned or for a minute per side. Drain on a paper towel and serve.

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