Cucumber Sandwiches


Cucumber Sandwiches

When I got married in 1984, I had about 5 wedding showers. With the exception of one my high school friends had thrown for me (hey, I was 19!) my Grandma Barker attended each and every one.

And to every shower, she would bring a plate of her lovely cucumber sandwiches. She took great care to make them, and I loved seeing them appear on the table.

The "Barker Bites" cookbook would not be complete without her recipe.


  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp dried dill
  • 1 loaf cocktail rye
  • 1 cucumber sliced thin, patted dry


  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese with spices.

  2. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on each piece of bread.

  3. Place 1-2 cucumber slices on top.

  4. Served immediately.

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