Wednesday, December 7, 2011

C is for Cookie, that's Good Enough for Me

the Beaumont Family's Famous Sausage Balls!

No that is not something you get in New Orleans when you screw a hooker bareback; get your minds out of the gutter!  They are a traditional Southern holiday delicacy!  Actually I should attribute this to my Aunt Francis who was a wonderful southern cook.  I ran across her Country Fried Steak recipe when looking at this as well - wow, she was a cooker!

Yes today is another food post and thank you to Jz and Hedone for putting together and promoting the 2nd Annual Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza!  And since I always change things to suit my wishes I am doing "sausage balls."  They are not exactly a cookie but they look like cookie dough in raw form and sort of look like a cookie when baked so I'll call them a cookie.  I promise I got permission from Jz!  But then again she claims to be submissive so maybe it's because I told she had to!  :)

First, however, I have to add this as well.  I kid you not, a lot of people in the deep south call these "Coon Balls."  Now you're really thinking I'm a total hick but that is named after a brand of cheese commonly used, not a slur for a Cajun'.  But you're right, I am a hick!

So here goes:

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage (to spice things up adds some chorizo or andouille sausage if you are HOT blooded!)
  • 2 cups Bisquick biscuit baking mix
  • 1/2  pound sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded), Coon Cheese if ya' gotta' get yer Coon Balls :)
  • 12 oz Kraft Easy Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine sausage, biscuit baking mix, and cheese.  Form into walnut size balls and place on baking sheets.  I would suggest coating baking sheet with pan spray.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and sausage is cooked through.


Ashly Star said...

Love the youtube video! Love me some Cookie Monster, lol.

Thanks for sharing this recipe, might have to make these for the boyfriend some time. :) Happy Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Mmm! I really like the sound of this. Never tasted it before.

Anonymous said...

Ryan, your balls sound delicious!

Naughty Kitty said...

You are too funny! I never met a ball I didn't like...especially a man's balls! Thanks for making me smile.

Elysia said...

These look great, but I'm not sure what "easy cheese" is. Can I use real cheddar cheese? C is for Cookie is a classic. Thanks for sharing and for the recipe.Happy Holidays! Elysia

Jz said...

Elysia beat me to the Easy Cheese question. Velveeta, maybe? (I'm sure it's just a regional thang...)

And you know, savory items are needed to balance the sweet, so you fulfilled a necessary function here today, Ryan. Thank you! ;-p

Thanks for playing along!

findingsara said...

Sausage balls huh? Ok, I'm in! Sara

ronnie said...

New one for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Anonymous said...

"Hey wait- that is not a cook...

oh yummy..."

That is my thoughts! :) Oh and then...

"C is for cookie- yey! <3"


Kat said...

Ryan- I love you, but I can't bring myself to eat anything called "coon balls." Maybe if you fed them to me.... ;-)

Jack and Jill said...

My mind is permanently in the gutter, so the first thing I thought when I read the name of your recipe was something really dirty. This recipe is definitely the most unusual "cookie" I've seen in this year's exchange! But reading about them has made our mouths water. We will try and make these for sure! Oh, and the Cookie Monster clip brought back memories!

For anyone curious, Easy Cheese is also known as spray cheese. It's what is known as "cheese product" and comes out of a spray can.