Monday, October 26, 2015

Frankenstein Sammies

I usually make my family-famous baby pasty recipe and just die the dough orange to resemble a pumpkin. This year I decided to replace them and try out a mini ham and cheese sandwich recipe instead. The Frankenstein's turned out really cute! And they would be great snacks at a kid Halloween party or Frankenstein themed party!


1 box (15 oz.) refrigerated pie crusts
8 oz. thin deli ham, chopped (may use less depending on how much you try and cram into the sandwich)
4 oz. Monterrey Jack shredded cheese
1 egg
Green food coloring (liquid or paste)
Edible Cookie Marker

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Meanwhile, unroll one of the pie crusts and place on a flat work surface. Using a small Frankenstein cookie cutter (about 2 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches), cut out the pie dough. Save the scraps and set aside. Repeat for the second pie dough. With the remaining scraps, combine the dough together in your hands and then roll out the dough and continue to make the Frankenstein's until the dough is mostly gone or too tough to roll out anymore. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, about 1 Tbs. of water, and a small amount of green food coloring until the egg is mixed in and you have reached the color green you are looking for.

Place about 6 Frankenstein heads on your work surface. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the heads with the egg wash. Place a small amount of chopped ham, and then shredded cheese on top, in the center of the head. Using your rolling pin again, just gently roll 6 Frankenstein heads so that they are slightly wider than the original size. Place on top of the ham and cheese topped head, and press the sides down slightly so that the egg wash holds everything together. Repeat until all of them are filled. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, and brush the tops with the remaining green egg wash. Bake for 11-13 minutes until the edges become slightly golden brown. Let cool fully before drawing on a face and serving!

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