Tea Party Recipes

Party Treats and Sweets

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Try some of these great Tea Party Recipes at your next Garden Party or Victorian Tea Party! Make your party special with some special party treats and sweets.

Typically, tea sandwiches, scones, cakes, fruit, and pastries are served at these tea parties.

You'll find some special Tea 'Party Recipes' like:

Russian Tea Cakes

Buried Cherry Cookies, Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake and more!

Tea Time Tassies


  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions: Mix first three ingredients together to form a pastry. Divide into 2 dozen one inch balls and put into un-greased muffin pans. Flatten pastry with hands to make lining easier. Pour filling into unbaked shells and bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until filling is set.

Russian Teacakes

Makes About 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (do not use self-rising)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of finely chopped nuts

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough in to 1 inch balls. Place on increased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

Molasses Cookies
(old-time Tea party recipes)


3/4 cup shortening (melted)

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions: Melt shortening and let cool. Add sugar, molasses and egg, beat well. Sift soda, flour, cloves, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well. Chill. Roll into small balls and then in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Buried Cherry Cookies

Makes 24


1/2 cup Butter

1 cup Sugar

1 Egg

1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla

1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 cups Flour

10 ounces Maraschino Cherries (save juice)

1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

4 teaspoons Cherry Juice

Directions: Mix butter and sugar. Then add in vanilla & egg. Then mix in cocoa powder, salt, baking powder,baking soda, then flour. Roll into 1" balls and place on un-greased baking sheet. Poke a hole in the middle and place a maraschino cherry. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. When cool frost with

Chocolate Glaze frosting:

Mix chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and cheery juice in a pan and slowly heat until chocolate is melted

Reese's Brownie Cupcakes


2 sticks of butter (1 cup)

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup cocoa

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 package Reese's Mini Cups

Directions: Melt butter. Mix in next four ingredients until creamy. Add flour and salt. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Press an unwrapped Reese's Mini Cup in the center of brownie while still hot. Be creative with your Tea party Recipes! Make your cupcakes decorative by adding a few drops of food coloring to the frosting,and embellishing them with sprinkles, jimmies, and decorative candies.

Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

tea party recipe treats

Makes 1 dozen


1 package (20.5 oz) low-fat fudge brownie mix

3 tablespoons sugar

2/3 cup water

1 egg white

2 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

4 oz Neufchatel cheese

vegetable cooking spray

Directions: Combine brownie mix and water. Stir until blended. Spoon batter evenly into 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners coated with cooking spray. Combine cheese and sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg white, beating well. Stir in melted chocolate. Spoon 2 heaping teaspoons cheese mixture into center of each cupcake. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until centers are set. Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack. (Only 6.7 fat grams each!) in these sweet tea party recipes

Cherry Cheesecake Cups

Makes 12


(8 ounce) packages Philadelphia cream cheese (soft)

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

12 vanilla wafers

1 can cherry pie filling

Directions: Mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla extract together. Beat until fluffy. Line baking cups with vanilla wafers. Put cheese mixture into the paper cups. Bake at 345 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool. Top with cherries.

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake


2 packages (8 ounce) cream cheese - softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 graham cracker pie shell

1 can blueberry pie filling

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add eggs; mix well. Pour into pie shell. Spoon about 1/3 pie filling on top. Gently swirl with wooden pick. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool at room temperature. Refrigerate. Serve topped with remaining pie filling.

Stuffed Celery


1 jar peanut butter

1 pack celery sticks

1 large box raisins


Fill celery stick with peanut butter. Put raisins on top of the peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Balls


1 pound powdered sugar

1 stick butter or margarine

8 ounces peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

12 ounces chocolate chips

1/2 block paraffin wax

Directions: Mix sugar, melted butter, peanut butter, and vanilla. Roll into balls and place in refrigerator. Melt wax and chocolate chips in double boiler. Dip balls in chocolate and place on wax paper to cool.

This is a great tea party recipe, or a special treat to bring to any party!



1 pound pecans

1 1/2 cups corn syrup

1 pound butter or margarine

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

2 cups chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/2 bar of parawax

Directions: Spread pecans on cookie sheet. Melt corn syrup, butter, brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan, and boil until it reaches firm to hard ball stage. Pour over pecans and put in fridge to cool. Drop in clumps on to greased pan and freeze. Melt chocolate chips, butter and parawax together and dip frozen turtles into and place on waxed paper.

Tea Party Recipes with Fresh Fruit


2/3 cup cream style cottage cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

1/3 cup crumbled Maytag or other blue cheese

1/3 cup apricot preserves

2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

assorted fruit brushed with a lemon juice and water mixture

Directions: In a blender container combine cottage cheese, sour cream, blue cheese, and preserves. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir in walnuts. Put in server. Sprinkle with additional blue cheese, if desired. Serve with fresh fruit.

Tea Party Recipes for Sandwiches

Tea Party sandwiches, are typically small sandwiches, made with very thin bread. If you slice your own bread, partially freezing it first, will make it easier to slice.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Peel cucumbers, and slice thin. Salt lightly. Place in bowl with a tsp of lemon juice, and 1 tsp olive oil, stir to coat.

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup soft butter with 1 tsp minced garlic. Butter slices of bread with the (garlic butter) top with prepared cucumber slices, and the top slice of bread.

Cut crusts off the sandwiches. Cut sandwiches in half, and then half again, or cut into shapes with a cookie or biscuit cutter. Other Sandwich suggestions:

Baked Ham with watercress and cream cheese

Egg Salad Sandwiches Tip for keeping tea sandwiches fresher Place your sandwiches on a platter lined with clumps of Iceberg Lettuce. Wash (cold-refrigerated) leaves, arrange on platter, place sandwiches on top, wrap with clear plastic wrap- refrigerate until Tea Time.

I hope you enjoy my Tea party recipes, and they become a hit at your party!

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