Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

The holiday season can be crazy hectic, right? Between decorating, shopping and all the other activities that take place over the Christmas season, entertaining can be overwhelming. That’s why I like to make Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers. They are so easy to put together and are ready to eat in just a few minutes.

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

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Cookie Cutter for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

I like to make Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers whenever I’m hosting a party. The cheese mixture can be put together earlier in the day and stored in the fridge.

These appetizers are best served warm, so I spread the cheese mixture onto the Christmas tree shaped bread slices and pop them under the broiler right as the guests arrive. Be sure and set the timer because it only takes a couple of minutes for these to cook.

Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Mix together mayonnaise, dry ranch salad dressing mix and one cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well.

Cheese Mixture for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Cut bread slices into Christmas tree shapes with cookie cutter. Don’t pay any attention to my baking pan. Someone (I won’t call names) put it in the dishwasher and it changed colors. It’s clean. I promise.

Bread Slices cutouts for Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Spread about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture over each tree. Decorate with green and red bell pepper strips.

Spread cheese mixture on bread - Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Place on baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Yield: 12 appetizers

Easy Cheesy Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 slices firm bread
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper strips
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and dry ranch seasoning mix in a medium sized bowl. Add the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Mix until well combined.
  3. Cut bread slices into Christmas trees with a cookie cutter.
  4. Spread about 1 Tablespoon cheese mixture over each tree. Decorate with red and green bell pepper strips.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.
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Helpful Hint: If you are really short on time, use Pimento Cheese spread in place of the cheese mixture. It’s delicious too!

This is a great recipe to make with the kids. They can help mix together the cheese spread and use the cookie cutter to cut out the trees. They can also decorate the trees with the pepper strips. You’ll need to handle the broiling part.

If you’re planning a party, make these little Christmas tree shaped appetizers. They’re fun, easy to make and so delicious.

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Comments

  1. We do appetizers on Christmas Eve. These Christmas trees look fun and yummy

  2. I am all about cheese! I’ll make these for sure. I like that they are Christmas tree shaped. I’d probably eat many of these.

  3. Well aren’t these just super cute and festive!!! You totally got me in the mood to buy some Christmas cookie cutters and get creative!

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  5. That is such a festive and great looking appetizer for a holiday party. If it tastes as good as it looks it will be amazing and i will try to make it soon

  6. The little trees are so cute and festive. The recipe sounds so good.
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  7. What a fun idea! This year Christmas is at my brothers house and I need to bring a few items to the Christmas party. I think I will definitely use this one.

  8. I love these! I’m trying to reduce the wheat in my life, so I am wondering if I could replace bread with keto bread. It’s worth a try. Delicious.

  9. I am looking for ideas that aren’t time consuming because I am hosting Christmas lunch but I don’t want to spend 30 years in the kitchen. I am going to use these appetisers for real

  10. These would be so much fun to bring for my next holiday gathering. I love how super easy this recipe is to make.
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  11. This cheesy tree is such a great idea! I love cute, Pinterest worthy appetizers like this. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
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  12. You had me at easy and cheese lol Clearly I’m not too hard to please.

  13. These are too cute and so festive. We host a lot of holiday parties at our home and I’m always looking out for something easy and unique. Last year we made ranch parmasan crisps and they were a hit. I know my fam and friends would enjoy these appetizers
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  14. This is such a cute and easy Christmas party appetizer. It looks so good, everyone would think you fussed.

  15. Okay, these are absolutely adorable! What a super festive (not to mention, easy) holiday appetizer. Thanks for the fun idea!

  16. I definitely need to make these for the holidays. How cute! I bet they’re delicious!
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  17. What a perfect snack for a Christmas party. They are so cute and look fun and easy to make too!
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  18. What a great recipe. The Christmas tree pastries look totally cute! I should buy cutters shaped in different animals and decors next time.

  19. I love easy appetizers like this. They look so festive, too. This is going on my to try list soon.

  20. Appetizers are always the best part of any holiday table. This year I was thinking to make a rich appetizer menu that I will cook with my kid. These Christmas trees are fun, easy and delicious!

  21. I love festive holiday treats and these are so cute! Plus they look scrumptious.

  22. I love how festive these appetizers are. What a great way to make your party feel more like the holidays!

  23. I am in love with these! I have to bring something to Christmas Eve and I never know what to do.

  24. Oh yum, those look delicious and soo so cute. I may have to make these for the kiddos this month, they’ll love it… And it’s likely something they’ll actually eat. My step kids are super picky.
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  25. Oh my goodness, these little Christmas trees look so delicious. I can see it now, “I’m so hungry I could eat a Christmas tree!” haha! I’ll take two please. Okay, maybe three. lol
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  26. Pretty nice looking kitchen. All you need is some good equipment. Like refurbished catering equipments.

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