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Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #3: Sandwiches

Monday, April 22nd, 2013


Next up in our blog series, “Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters,” we will be making shape sandwiches, perfect for taking to your next tea party. Last time I attended a women’s tea party, someone brought some delicious circle sandwiches. I thought to myself, “I bet someone used a round cookie cutter, or the lid of a mayonnaise jar. I wonder if I could make a different shape.” Sure enough, I could.

creative-ways-to-use-cookie-cutters-5The good thing about having circle sandwiches was that they had cream cheese and a large slice of tomato, with some chopped fresh basil and pepper on the top. Yum. That was so good, and the tomatoes were the exact right size for the sandwiches. They were open-faced sandwiches, and they looked colorful and fresh.

I preferred to use the cookie cutter on the bread, one slice at a time. Then I used the cookie cutter on the ham slices, and the cheese slice. Then I stacked them all on top of each other, after spreading mayonnaise and mustard on the fabulous ham sandwiches.

If you make the ham sandwich, or cream cheese and cucumber, or pastrami, or even peanut butter and jelly, keep in mind that if you mash the cookie cutter on top of the sandwich, you will squash the sandwich, flattening it and making it look ugly. On the other hand, if all you have on the sandwich is cream cheese (no tomato or cucumber), you could press the cookie cutter on top, sealing the cream cheese into the bread. In other words, the top bread squashes itself onto the bottom bread, making a “surprise sandwich” because you don’t know what’s inside. If you make surprise sandwiches, make sure you use flat ingredients.

If you put tuna into the shape sandwich, eat the sandwiches immediately. Just take my word for it…

Stay tuned for the next exciting instalment of “Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #4.” Hint: These were surprisingly beautiful and easy-to-make decorations.