Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times to lightly incorporate ingredients then run for about 1 minute till the mixture is light and all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Assemble as shown and place in a steamer lined with corn husks. Place in a prepared steamer and steam for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The only way to know if the tamale is done is to open one and check it. The tamale is cooked when the dough pulls away from the corn husk.
Tamales are easy to assemble and can be folder in various ways. We illustrate one method below.
Use about 3 tablespoons of dough for each tamale. Spread the dough onto the husk then top with 1 stick of cheese and chiles per your liking.
Fold the long sides so that they meet in the middle over the dough, then fold the tamale in half lengthwise to encase the filling.
Bring the two long sides together, fold up the two ends and tie.
Here are examples of two other folding methods with one tie or a long tamale with 2 ties. The example on the left leaves the top open so you must place these tamales upright in your steamer. Otherwise the tamales can be layed flat in the steamer.