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What are some yummy treats I could bring to a charity Christmas Tea?

My charity has a well-attended Christmas Tea every year with all the "tea fare" provided by the volunteers. In the past I've brought chocolate-macadamia nut cookies and pimiento cheese sandwiches, but I'd like some new ideas.

asked by crenkat over 3 years ago
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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 3 years ago

There are so many great recipes for party food on this site that it's difficult to narrow it down. Here's an article A&M wrote about snacks for an Oscar party: http://food52.com/blog...

and from 2010: http://food52.com/blog...

added over 3 years ago

Spiced walnuts/pecans. Simple to make, a bit unusual, and always a hit.

added over 3 years ago

A nice cracker with cream cheese or goat cheese and a dollop of hot pepper jelly. Most pepper jellies come in festive red or green. The cheese cuts the heat. Very tasty - make extra.

added over 3 years ago

Gingerbread whoopie pies, like Acheson's Atlanta outpost, coconut macaroons, curried egg salad sandwiches, salmon croquettes, pickled cucumber + carrot sandwiches, shrimp salad sandwiches. On this webiste - Merrill's cream cheese cookies, Ms. T's pine but brittle, chaat masala spiced nuts, Antonia James' dukkah devilled eggs, pimento cheese biscuits, pumpkin cupcakes with goat cheese frosting.


AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 3 years ago

The Blue Cheese and Fig Savouries (a winner for Best Holiday Open House Dish) are outstanding, and different -- but delicious!! http://www.food52.com/recipes... Try to use a blue cheese that doesn't have much actual "blue" in it, though, because a lot of blue + yellow butter = green cookies. Tasty green cookies, but not as pretty as the ones in the photograph! ;o)

added over 3 years ago

Off the top of my head recipes I have tasted at Food52 gatherings in the past couple of months that are unforgettable and delicious
are http://www.food52.com/recipes... by Syronai.

Hardlikearmour has pickled prunes that are amazing - I would never have thought of that recipe and tasting it was such a treat http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Thirdchild has an olive recipe that is incredible and I especially love them because they are baked http://www.food52.com/recipes...

added over 3 years ago

I'd have to say the Barefoot Contessa's Maple Oatmeal Scones. I've made them about 50 times and they are consistantly the best ever. Fairly healthy (if you use steel cut oats and don't count the butter). They are still soft after days sitting on the counter wrapped in plastic and also freeze wonderfully. The recipe makes a lot if you have them only about 3/4" high so you'd have some for your family too.