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Cute Christmas appetizers.

Cute Christmas Appetizers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
If you are looking for cute Christmas appetizers, these adorable little Christmas trees are perfect. Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 12 trees

Equipment

  • Toothpicks
  • Small star shapped cookie cutters

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces wheat bread
  • 6 slices colby jack cheese 1/4" thick
  • 28 slices summer sausage 1/4" thick
  • 6 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 12 leaves butter lettuce

Instructions

  • Cut six slices of colby cheese and 12 slices of summer sausage, each about ¼ inch thick.
  • Use star shaped cookie cutters to cut out 24 stars out of your bread slices – 12 large, 12 medium sized. Make sure to press down firmly to get a nicely cut edge for each star shape.
  • Next, cut 36 stars from the cheese slices – 12 large, 12 medium and 12 small.
  • Cut 36 stars from the summer sausage slices – 12 large, 12 medium and 12 small.
  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and dab the cut side on a paper towel to soak up the excess juice from the tomatoes.
  • Cut 12 stars out of the butter lettuce. Alternatively you can tear 12 small pieces of lettuce if you don’t want to mess with using the cookie cutter for this part.
  • Place all of the star shaped cut outs into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before assembly as the ingredients tend to get warm and wilted while they are sitting on the counter.
  • Assemble the appetizers by placing the cherry tomato cut side down and inserting a toothpick into the center. Carefully layer all the ingredients horizontally on the toothpick in this order: Large sausage star, large cheese star, large bread star, large lettuce, medium sausage star, medium cheese star, medium bread star, then top the toothpick with the smallest cheese star vertically. Make sure to carefully place each of the pieces on the toothpick to avoid tearing and lightly stack each layer, taking care to not compress the layers.
  • Arrange the finished appetizers on a serving tray and if you have additional star cutouts of any of the ingredients, decorate your plate with them for a festive look!

Notes

Storing Leftovers: These aren’t really the best when it comes to leftovers. If you have any left, you can wrap them in plastic wrap and store in the fridge. That said, the cheese will tend to dry out and the lettuce will wilt.
Link to Star Shaped Cookie Cutters

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 543IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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