Shamrock Shaped Cucumber Sandwiches on Butterbread

Shamrock Cucumber Sandwiches

For a delightful twist on traditional cucumber sandwiches, replace butter with a cream cheese-chive mixture spread on shamrock-shaped bread.

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  • 8 slices Nature’s Own Butterbread, Whitewheat or 40 Calorie White Bread

  • Wilton® green Color Mist® food color spray (optional)

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

  • Black pepper, to taste

  • 2 drops green pepper (jalapeño) hot sauce

  • About 14 thin slices English hothouse cucumber


  • Place bread slices on cutting board. Carefully cut each slice into a shamrock shape using a 4-inch cookie cutter.

  • Spray one side of all or some shamrocks, if desired, protecting cutting board with paper towels. Set aside to dry.

  • Combine cream cheese, chives, parsley, black pepper and hot sauce; mix well.

  • Carefully spread unsprayed sides of 4 bread shamrocks with cream cheese mixture.

  • Arrange cucumber slices on cream cheese mixture, cutting slices in half to fit as needed.

  • Top with remaining bread shamrocks, green sides out.