It’s day sixteen of the Eats Amazing Advent Calendar and today’s is also Christmas Jumper Day here in the UK! This seemed like the perfect day to whip up some Christmas jumper sandwiches, so that’s the fun food idea that I’m sharing today.
Also known as ugly sweaters to my US friends, the Christmas jumper has become a firm festive tradition in our house over the last few years. I get so excited when they appear in the shops each year and have a lot of fun choosing new ones for my boys – one of the only times that I’m happy that they keep growing out of their clothes! As I write this I’m sporting a rather fetching Christmas jumper of my own too – complete with baubles, plenty of sequins, faux jewels and some little gold bells that actually ring – classy!
These sandwiches were really easy to make, with the aid of a Christmas jumper shaped cookie cutter (much eye rolling on behalf of the husband when that turned up in the post!) and some mini festive cutters. My favourite was the snowflake jumper design, it’s such a pretty cutter! (cutter from this set).
Christmas Jumper Sandwiches
- 3 slices bread
- butter or cream cheese
- sliced ham
- sliced chicken
- ready-sliced cheese (I used red Leicester)
Using a Christmas jumper shaped cookie cutter, cut Christmas jumper shapes from slices of wholemeal and white bread. Lightly butter each jumper shape or spread with cream cheese, being careful not to rip the bread.
Using the same Christmas jumper cutter, cut jumper shapes from the ham and cheese then carefully place on top of the bread. I cut the cheese in two halves as one slice of cheese wasn’t quite big enough for my cutter.
Use mini cutters to cut festive shapes from ham, cheese and chicken and place on top of each jumper to decorate. Use offcuts to trim sleeves and collars if wanted.
Have fun with them, use your imagination and come up with as many designs as you like!
Serve immediately or carefully pack in a lunch box. Jumpers can be stacked on top of each other in a lunch box if wanted.
NOTES: I used this Christmas jumper cookie cutter to make my Christmas jumper sandwiches, but you could also try cutting them into shape by hand. I also used mini Christmas themed plunger cutters, the snowflake cutter from this bento cutter set and some other mini bento cutters to cut the festive shapes that I used to decorate them.
As I mentioned above, this post is part of the Eats Amazing Fun Food Advent Calendar. Every day from the beginning of December until Christmas I’m sharing a new festive food idea here on the blog and I’m announcing them over on the new Advent Calendar page too, so do click on the link, bookmark it and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow to see the latest new post!
I hope you enjoyed this fun recipe, please pin it if you did! For more delicious and fun food ideas for the festive season, check out the Christmas Food section here on the Eats Amazing blog or pop over and follow my Christmas Pinterest boards for lots more fun ideas from around the web; Christmas, Cute Christmas Food Ideas and Healthy Christmas Food.