These mini Christmas tree sandwiches are the perfect finger food for kids’ school lunches, Christmas party or family gathering. Quick prep and easy assembling!
Easy-to-make mini Christmas sandwiches are a fun project to make with kids during the Holiday season.
Only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes is all it takes to make a batch of these Christmas party sandwiches!
This post includes tips and possible variations as well as more Christmas party food ideas. The recipe card includes process photos.
Use other Christmas themed cookie cutters. When choosing, it’s good to keep in mind their size. A large one can have a lot of cut-offs and small ones might be tricky to cut out with. I would stick to simple shapes like a snowman, a tree or a mitten.
For kids, fill them with jam, Nutella or peanut butter.
Adults can enjoy them with horseradish or sweet Thai chili sauce!
Tips for making Mini Christmas tree sandwiches:
- If making these Christmas tree sandwiches for a large crowd, I suggest buying crustless bread. It will help you reduce the amount of waste (cut-offs) and saves you time. For 12 mini sandwiches, you will need less than 10 minutes!
- The bread should be thinly sliced. This is important. If the sandwiches are thicker than the cutter, you might have a problem cutting the trees out. I used about a 1/3 of an inch thin slices (1 centimeter) and they were perfect.
- Any sliced cheese will work here – gouda, mozzarella, edam, cheddar,… Use your favorite one!
- I used large slices of thinly cut deli ham that I folded in half. Feel free to use any square ham you like (for easy assembling).
Can I make Christmas sandwiches ahead?
Yes, you can. Make them in advance, put on a tray/plate, and cover them with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
They can be made the night before, but I prefer them being served within 5-8 hours when making them for a Holiday gathering.
More Appetizers for Christmas that you might like:
Rudolph Celery Snacks – another fun appetizer for kids.
Christmas Wreath Cheese Board – one of the easiest Christmas appetizers you can make. It’s easily customizable and everyone loves it!
Cranberry Olive Cheese Skewers – again, easy to make, only a few ingredients and they look festive!
Chocolate Apricot Cheese Log – Have you tried this flavor combo? If not, I highly recommend doing so.
- 16 slices crustless bread, see note 1
- 8 slices cheese, see note 2
- 8 slices deli ham, see note 3
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to your liking
- mustard (optional), see note 4
- Spread 8 slices of bread with mayonnaise.
- Top each with a slice of cheese and ham.
- Spread little bit of mustard over and cover with a slice of bread.
- With a tree-shaped cookie cutter, cut 2 trees out of each sandwich.
- You can use bread with crust and remove it yourself. White bread can be substituted with wholegrain bread. Make sure to buy thinly sliced bread!
- Use any cheese you like – cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, edam,…
- If the ham you are using is sliced too thin, use 2 slices per sandwich.
- Mustard is completely optional.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 523mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g