These delicious Veggie Pizza Christmas Trees look as good as their cookie counterparts and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
This is a wonderful alternative for sugary desserts and treats this holiday season- perfect for parties, school snacks, or just a fun appetizer! The crescent bottom is the perfect canvas for a spray of colorful veggies!
These are officially endorsed by 4 of my 5 family members…and cautiously tolerated by one child. 🙂 Honestly, I don’t understand how someone could not like this amazing way to eat vegetables!
1. Roll out the dough sheet.
2. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out the pieces of dough. You can use a rolling pin to roll out the remnants to create more trees, but they will have a different shape once they have been re-rolled (they seem to be puffier and a slightly different texture once baked).
3. Place the trees on a cookie sheet and place them in a preheated oven at 375 degrees.
4. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until the trees are golden. I cooked mine slightly longer so that they were a bit crispier than normal crescents. Let sit until cooled.
5. Gather your supplies for the “frosting”. 🙂 I was making this up as I was going along, so I started with 4 ounces of cream cheese and a handful or two of spinach…
6. Put the ingredients in a food processor or blender. We love our Ninja!
I quickly realized that I needed to add something more “liquidy” to get the right consistency…
7. Add a tablespoon of sour cream and a teaspoon of dry ranch dressing/dip mix. Add more sour cream as needed to get the right texture and add more ranch dressing to taste.
Ahh…that’s better. A creamy consistency is what I was going for.
8. Spread the
frosting cream cheese mixture on top of the cooled Christmas trees.
9. Finely dice some veggies. I used a red bell pepper, a carrot, and an onion.
Recipe for Veggie Pizza Christmas Trees
- 1 package of Crescent Dough Sheet
- ½ package cream cheese (4 oz), softened
- 1 teaspoon of dry Ranch dressing/dip
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1-2 handfuls of spinach (fresh or frozen)
- Various colorful veggies diced (bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and onions)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Roll out the crescent dough and use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.
- Place the Christmas trees on a cookie sheet and bake according to package directions (12-15 minutes, or until golden). Let cool after they are finished baking.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the cream cheese and spinach.
- Add the sour cream and ranch dip and blend until smooth.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cooled Christmas trees.
- Dice your chosen vegetables and add to the trees.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This recipe was originally posted on December 16, 2015