Christmas Tree Cucumber Sandwiches for Kids

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Lunch for the kids at Christmas should be easy and fun…and quick for mommy!  There’s no need to make an elaborate lunch for Christmas day.  You’re busy enough as it is. Kids really just feel like the meal is special if you make it Christmasy on the eyes.  You know, something red and green, or in the shape of a tree. A simple PB&J could even work, so long as you cut it in the shape of a tree it will be okay! Promise!

But…. if you want to go slightly, just slightly, above the PB&J for your child’s Christmas day lunch, I have this great cucumber sandwich that works too! (smile)

Christmas Tree Cucumber Sandwich

Christmas Tree Cucumber Sandwich Platter

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Ingredients:

  • 12 Slices Sandwich Bread
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Tomato (or Red Bell Pepper)
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 Cup Duke’s Mayo
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard or Dijon Mustard
  • Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
  • Mini Star Fondant Plunger (optional)

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, Duke’s Mayo, and mustard.  Mix until well combined.  Set aside (do not refrigerate).

Wash and dry cucumber. Slice lengthwise. Turn both halves onto their flat side. Thinly slice entire cucumber. Discard ends. Set aside.

On a dry cutting board, use Christmas tree cutter to cut tree shape out of the middle of bread slices.  Cut one tree slice at a time.

Spread 1/2 tbsp sandwich spread onto the middle of each bread tree.  Avoid the edges.  Top with cucumber slices starting at the bottom of each tree and working your way to the tip. Arrange the “flat” end of each cucumber slice closest to the edge of your trees. (See photo above for example.)  Repeat until all trees have been prepared.

Cut one slice from your tomato (or bell pepper). Use your mini star fondant punch to cut your star. It works best if you cut from a fleshy portion of the tomato without seeds. If you don’t have a star fondant punch (like me), cut a small star from your tomato slices using a paring knife. Add mini stars to the top of each “tree” sandwich.

Arrange on a party platter.  Cover and chill for 20 minutes before serving.

 

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17 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Cucumber Sandwiches for Kids

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    These sandwiches are adorable!! I definitely think my kids would enjoy these, my girls anyways! They love cucumbers and the Christmas trees make it even more fun to eat! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    I was just trying to find something like this for Christmas. Saw it on your instagram. Lovely, thanks!

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    Healthy and creative way to display the holiday spirit. The kids will gravitate to this tree-shaped sandwich.

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    Keeps them busy and creative on the holiday. Very cool

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    These are too cute! I love them for Christmas Eve snacks while playing games!

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    These sandwiches are adorable! I would have fun making them with my daughter and I am sure they are tasty!

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    what a fun idea and a great way to get the kids involved in the cooking process. I think you can use carrots or bell pepper as ornaments and garland to get even more veggies involved.

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    I really should make these for my MOM! 🙂 She loves cucumber sandwiches.

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    What a cute idea. My grandkids love cucumbers and red peppers so this would be fun and delicious.

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    Reminds me of the first time I visited the UK – with the white bread and cucumber sandwiches. Until then I’d never HEARD of the concept

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    They are so amazing to look at! I love cucumber sandwiches.

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    This looks so easy to make and something that my kids would love to eat and help making too. I would love to see more healthy, creative treats like this. Thank you for the great idea.

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    A fun and creative idea for kids and adults!

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    This is so cute. And a healthy idea!

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