Cheese and Cracker Santa Hats

These Santa hats are a fun way to serve up a classic appetizer: cheese and crackers!

Episode: Holiday Helpers
Santa hat crackers, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 19.

Santa hat crackers, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 19.

Photo by: Scott Gries

Scott Gries

This festive cheese board addition will bring holiday cheer to all of your guests.

What you'll need:

  • 2 piping bags, one fitted with a star tip and one fitted with a round tip
  • 1 container whipped cream cheese
  • A paring knife
  • 1 container grape tomatoes
  • 1 box of your favorite round crackers

How to:

  1. Fill the piping bags with the whipped cream cheese and set aside.
  2. Using a paring knife, cut the grape tomatoes in half along the equator.
  3. Tip: Grape tomatoes work best because they have a longer, oval shape closely resembling a Santa hat when cut in half.
  4. Pipe a quarter-size coin of cream cheese onto each cracker using the piping bag with the star tip.
  5. Place a grape tomato half into the center of each cream cheese coin.
  6. Finally, finish the hats by piping a pearl-size ball of cream cheese on top of each grape tomato half using the piping bag with the round tip, to resemble the "puff ball" on Santa's hat.

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