Easy Cucumber Sandwiches
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 22
  1. Soften the cream cheese in a medium sized bowl by letting it sit on the kitchen counter for 3-4 hours or by unwrapping it from its foil package and placing it in a bowl in the microwave until slightly softened.
  2. Start by adding 1-2 ounces of Italian dressing to the cream cheese and beat it together with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. If the cream cheese seems too stiff, add more Italian dressing to make a very soft spreadable consistency making sure there are no lumps.
  3. Wash the cucumbers and dry. Leave the skin on the cucumber. Take a dinner fork and make striations down the length of each of the cucumbers all the way around. This is not completely necessary, but does provide a nice look and makes it easier to bite into. Slice the cucumbers thin at about ⅛".
  4. To assemble the sandwiches, find a nice serving platter and spread the cream cheese mixture evenly onto each on of the cocktail rye squares. Place on the serving platter. Top with the slices of cucumber, 1 per slice of bread.
  5. Sprinkle each cucumber sandwich with dried dill weed. Refrigerate covered with plastic wrap until ready to serve. Can be made up to 24 hours ahead. These can be stacked on the platter with a layer of plastic wrap between each layer.
  6. Serving size: 2 sandwiches per person.
*You can use regular Italian dressing as well, but I prefer the extra flavor that comes from the Zesty Italian dressing.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at https://www.vintagecooking.com/easy-cucumber-sandwiches/