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Flower Sandwich Cutouts

Flower Sandwich Cutouts

Be creative with your kids lunches this year! Flower sandwiches will add a surprise to their lunchbox.MORE+LESS-

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    Using a cookie cutter, cut out one shape per slice of bread.

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    Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the cutouts and slide the lollipop stick between 2 cutouts.

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    Cut out leaf shapes from the fruit rollup and fix to the lollipop stick.

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  • I was always über jealous of the kids who had the extra-fun lunches.Maybe they were super creative, holiday-themed or had a special note inside from Mom. Whatever it was, they totes beat my plain Jane paper bag lunch!With back to school ideas all the rage these days, get creative with your kiddos lunches with these Lunchbox Sandwich Pops. Your kid's lunch will be envy of the cafeteria!I chose to make flower cutouts, but you can use any cookie cutter shape you like.First things first, pick out your shapes and get some good, sturdy sandwich bread. Put a slice on the plate or cutting board and start cutting out your shapes. When you’ve made a clean cut into the bread and the cutter is still attached, pull away the crust and extra pieces of bread. Voilà - a perfect shape!Using peanut and jelly (or whatever type of sandwich is your kiddos fave), make a sandwich like you normally would using the fancy cut out bread shapes. If the sandwich is "sticky enough", add an extra creative touch by putting a lollipop stick in between the two pieces of bread. Use fruit rollups to cut out leaf shapes to adorn the stick! Refrigerate the sandwiches so the lollipop sticks are really stuck in there.Your kiddos won’t dread back to school time with these fun lunch treats!

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Recipe Summary

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 sticks plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 1 teaspoon grated zest
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Beat 2 sticks butter with sugar on high until fluffy, 4 minutes. Beat in egg, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water. Reduce speed to low add flour mixture and beat to combine. Divide dough in half flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic and freeze until firm, 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove one disk from freezer let stand 15 minutes. On a floured surface, roll out 1/8 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch cutter, stamp out rounds place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Roll scraps cut out more rounds. Repeat with other disk. Cut 3/4-inch teardrops from half of cookies. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Bake, rotating sheets once, until edges are golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Heat milk in a small pan over medium-high, stirring until bubbling. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring, until it has the consistency of pudding, 5 minutes. Strain into a bowl. Whisk in juice, zest, and a pinch of salt. Cover surface with plastic refrigerate 30 minutes.

Beat remaining 6 tablespoons butter, cream cheese, and milk mixture on medium-high until fluffy. Spread 2 teaspoons filling on a solid cookie top with a cutout. Repeat with remaining cookies. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour and up to 4 days.


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