Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Don’t forget the fun food at your Christmas Parties. This Gingerbread Man is a simple way to add a festive touch to the table. Have a little fun with our without the kids, crafting this cutie. Your guests won’t only be impressed with this Cheese ball, they will be asking for the simple 4 ingredient recipe! Come on in and I’ll share my mom’s recipe for a simple Cheeseball and this Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Here’s What You’ll Need For This Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial

  • 2 &1/2  packages of soft cream cheese
  • 5-6 chives sliced 
  • Buddig Ham – diced (it’s the cheap $1 bag hanging in the lunchmeat section)
  • Chopped Walnuts – about 2 cups 
  • 3 black olives sliced in half
  • Crackers for serving 

Additional Equipment:

  • optional – food prep gloves
  • spray oil
  • baggie and scissors
  • large bowl
  • silicone spatula 
  • large rectangle platter

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Instructions:

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • In your large bowl, mix 2 packages of  cream cheese, chives and ham

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • If you have gloves, put those on and spray them with a touch of oil and rub to coat so the cream cheese doesn’t stick to you as much – or spray your hands and rub together to coat
  • Set your platter out and begin forming the head of the gingerbread man with about 1/3 of the mixture
  • Once you’ve got the head the way you like it, move on to the oval shaped body with another 1/3 of the mixture
  • Add arms and legs with the rest
  • If you have additional cheese ball mixture in the bowl, fill in where necessary

 Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Use a silicone spatula sprayed with oil to smooth and spread where needed
  • When you are satisfied with your shape, pour walnut pieces over the entire surface. Press them down a bit so they stick
  • Place walnuts in bare spots and press down 

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Now, grab your 1/2 package of cream cheese and press it into a small baggie
  • push it down into the bottom corner and snip off a small section of the corner
  • Make the white squiggle lines on the arms and legs by squeezing the cream cheese out
  • Make the face with the cream cheese in the baggie, as well

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Use the halves of the olives with the cross pattern as buttons
  • That’s it! You’re done. Enjoy with crackers

Fun and Easy Gingerbread Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe and Tutorial - Simple to make. Perfect holiday cheese ball with green onions and ham for your holiday parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Storage Tips –

  • Do not at the olives – just yet. Wrap the gingerbread with plastic wrap and store for up to 1 week before your event. Pull the cheese ball out about 1 hour before the party to let it warm up to room temp. Add  the olive buttons. 

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