Sandwiches are quick and easy for lunch or even a light dinner, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun. This recipe is really more of an activity that makes sandwich and a family cooking adventure. When we make these, we customize our own fixings and pick our own shapes, but you could easily simplify the ingredients and use the same cookie cutter for them all; then serve them as part of a Christmas lunch buffet for the kids their friends.
The veggies are a standard item on our table here at the 2 Kids house. They are so easy to prepare and obviously healthy. And, since Alex and Soph are purists of sorts when it comes to food–well you can get more ‘pure’ then washed and cut up, right?
Sandwich Filling Ideas:
Marble Jack Cheese
In addition to your favorite sandwich fixings, you’ll need some Holiday Cookie Cutters. The best kind are those metal ones, but plastic ones with deep sides work well too.
Start by getting the veggies prepared; peel and cut anything that needs to be peeled and cut. Slice veggies like cucumbers or radishes really thin if you’ll be including them as filling for the sandwiches too.
Next, it’s time to build your sandwich. Put the mayo, mustard, butter or whatever sauce-like item you have on the bread. Then layer the meat, cheese, veggies or whatever on the sandwich. I recommend not getting thicker than the edges of your cookie cutters or you might have a challenge when it’s time to cut the shapes.
Once you’re satisfied with your sandwich, put the top on and prepare to ‘cookie cutter’ it. If you cutters are large, you’ll probably only get one cut per sandwich, but some cutters are the perfect size to get two. (We eat the ‘scraps’ too–no need to waste deliciousness). As you cut, you may need to run a knife around the outer edge of the cutter if it’s not pulling away. Some meats are harder to cut through than others. Carefully push the sandwich out of the cookie cutter and you’ll have a super cute AND super tasty sandwich treat!
The next step is presentation. You know Soph wouldn’t let us eat our food ’til it’s properly arranged and looking beautiful 😉 You can serve them on single plates, one serving per person, or family style–they taste good either way.
Have fun making these Christmas-y sandwiches together and make sure to keep tuning in each Saturday for new episodes of Two Kids Cooking. Alex and Soph show you exactly how we make this recipe on Two Kids Cooking TV!
Merry Christmas Everyone!