Cheese Dreams

2 cups finely grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Ground red pepper or hot sauce to taste
1 (16-oz.) package firm white sandwich bread slices

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Beat cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat in cream and next 5 ingredients.

  2. Cut crusts from bread slices; cut each bread slice into 4 squares. Spread cheese mixture on half of bread squares (about 1 tsp. per square); top each with 1 remaining square. Spread remaining cheese mixture over top and sides of sandwiches. Place sandwiches, 1 inch apart, on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  3. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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