Sheriff's Best Shot Sandwiches
Makes 12 servings
|1||tub (8 ounces) chive and onion cream cheese spread|
|1/3||cup chopped roasted red peppers|
|14||(1-inch long) baby dill pickles|
|24||slices (2-inches square) cocktail rye or pumpernickel bread|
|4||slices deli ham|
|4||slices deli turkey|
|4||slices American, Muenster or Swiss cheese|
- Mound cream cheese in center of a large serving platter. Cover with red peppers. Reserve 2 baby pickles to slice. Insert remaining pickles into cream cheese to resemble cactus.
- Top 4 bread slices with ham; 4 with turkey and 4 with cheese. Use 2-inch cookie cutter in shape of heart or sheriff's badge to cut shapes out of each sandwich. Cut plain bread into same shapes. Arrange around platter. Slice 2 reserved pickles crosswise into narrow circles; place 1 slice in center of each sandwich.
- To serve, allow guests to top each sandwich with a spoonful of cream cheese and peppers and cover with bread cutouts.
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