Less than 10 days til Christmas! Who’s all done with their shopping, baking and wrapping?? If you are, feel free to leave this post because you are no longer welcome here. Ok, just kidding, but seriously, I am impressed. I haven’t even sent out Christmas cards yet, and at this point I’m not sure I’m going to. Partly because it would require me to make myself presentable, set up the tri-pod, and attempt to get a halfway decent picture of my husband and myself. Or, I suppose I could send out a card with just a picture of my cat and dog on it. Would that be lame?
Speaking of my cat-child, that girl is just loving our Christmas tree. She thinks its her personal jungle gym. Every night, we hear the tree in our dining room shaking, ornament bouncing off the hardwood floors, and then it’s a race between us and the dog to see who will pick up the ornament first. There we find Tess, 3/4 of the way up the tree just lounging in the branches, batting at ornaments. It’s a good thing she is cute. Getting back on topic here, I made this edible Christmas tree out of pizza rolls last weekend for a Christmas party, and let me tell you, you’ll impress you guests with very minimal effort. Plus, its pizza dough stuffed with cheese and pepperoni, so what’s not to love? I like to dip the pizza balls in pizza sauce, but if you’re one of those people that dips everything in ranch, feel free to serve it alongside that as well. Delicious, easy and quick. Perfect for those like me with a mile-long to do list before next week!
- Divide the pizza dough into 24 equal balls. Gently flatten each ball and press a piece of pepperoni and a piece of cheese into the dough. Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese, pinching it together to create a seal. Gently roll the dough into a ball, and placed on a greased cookie sheet or a piece of parchment paper.
- Continue stuffing each ball of dough with cheese and pepperoni, then arrange into the shape of a tree, reserving two balls for the trunk of the tree. Leave about ½ inch of space between each ball.
- Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and allow to raise for ½ hour. Then brush with the melted butter, and sprinkle with parsley.
- To bake, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned. Serve with pizza sauce or ranch dressing for dipping.
Source: Stick a Fork In It original recipe