Mini Christmas Pizzas

What could be more fun that pizza at Christmas time?  Why, Mini Christmas pizzas, I think!  Use your cookie cutters to turn an ordinary pizza into a special treat. I found these adorable pizzas on Rhodes, and thought I would give them a go.These Mini Christmas pizzas are so much fun to make and the kids will love them!

These sweet mini pizzas are perfect for your Christmas buffet table.  And they aren’t just for Christmas.  Just use other seasonal cookie cutter shapes and they would work for any holiday!

It’s time to make these Mini Christmas Pizzas!

I used a whole wheat pizza dough to make these Mini Christmas Pizzas. It gave the pizzas a lightly sweet flavor that I liked.Ingredients for mini Christmas pizzas

 Roll out your dough on a floured silicone baking mat and cut with cookie cutters into festive shapes.

I used plastic cookie cutters but the next time I make them I’ll use metal cookie cutters.  Sharp edges would make them easier to cut. Another tip is to use large sized cutters.  

The tree and bell size worked best for me. If the cutters are too small, the pizzas won’t be recognizable shapes when the toppings are added.

Cut your dough with cookie cutters.

Bake the shapes in the oven until the edges start to brown and then add pizza sauce to them.

Add pizza sauce to the festive holiday shapes

Finally, add your toppings.  Once again, unless you are using a large shape, keep the toppings simple. A little goes a long way.Add your pizza toppings
Finally, add shredded mozzarella cheese to the top and bake until the cheese melts.  Mini Christmas pizzas
The only problem with these Mini Christmas pizzas is making enough of them.  My platter got devoured in no time at all!mini-christmas-pizzas-fb

Yield: 16

Mini Christmas Pizzas

Mini Christmas Pizzas
Use cookie cutters to make your own mini Christmas pizzas. They are as much fun to make as they are to eat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 container of whole wheat pizza crust
  • flour for rolling
  • 1 cup of pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sweet peppers
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 4 ounces of ground beef
  • 32 slices of pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º.
  2. Roll out your pizza dough and cut into festive shapes with cookie cutters
  3. Place the shapes into the oven and cook until the edges start to brown.
  4. Remove and add your favorite pizza toppings.
  5. Add shredded mozzarella cheese on top and bake until the cheese melts.
  6. Enjoy

Notes

Pizza Cutters (metal cutters work best)

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 249 Total Fat 9g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 21mg Sodium 363mg Carbohydrates 32g Fiber 3g Sugar 1g Protein 11g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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