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Erica’s chocolate-dipped macaroons, a sinfully sweet tea-time treat. Click here for more information. Photo by Melody Lan | THE NIBBLE.

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April 2006

Marketplace / Entertaining Guide

Best Tea Party Treats

Delight Your Guests With These Delicious Delectables

 

If you’re having guests for tea, you want the best tea and the best goodies to go with it. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite treats for the occasion. Whether for casual or formal tea-time entertaining, the cookies, cakes and pastries below are so delicious, they’ll focus the conversation on great food!

Go to THE NIBBLE index page for Gourmet Teas and Tea Gifts. But first, how about a weekly treat? If you’d like our “Top Product Pick of the Week” e-mailed to you each Tuesday, click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Cookies

 

La Biscotteria:
Biscotti & Biscottini

With tantalizing crunch and bright, clean flavors, these are old-fashioned biscotti with a modern touch. Beyond classic Anise and Raisin, flavors include Dark Chocolate Anise, White Chocolate Lemon and Dark Chocolate Orange, iced with excellent Schokinag chocolate. They’re among the best biscotti we’ve found. They biscotti come in two sizes—5-inch and 3-inch—both great for straight nibbling or dipping. Read our review fof La Biscotteria.

  • Biscotti Gift Box
    8 Five-Inch Cookies
    $6.95 - Plain
    $7.95 - Iced
  • Biscotti Cello Bag
    10 to 14 Five-Inch Cookies
    $5.95 - Plain
    $6.95 - Iced

Biscotti
Plain, Lemon- and Chocolate-Iced Biscotti and Biscottini.

 

  • Biscottini
    30 to 40 Three-inch Cookies
    $9.95 - Plain
    $11.95 - Iced
  • Variety Sets
    $13.95 to $64.95

LaBiscotteria.com

   

Solomon’s Gourmet Cookies:
Brownies, Blondies, & Cookies

If you’re looking for an assortment of cookies the way good bakeries used to make them, look no further than Solomon’s. These are excellent classic cookies and bars, the kind we wish we had time (and skill) to make: jelly cookies, sandies, turtle bars, carmelitas and an addictive mint brownie. If you don’t have a grandma to turn these out, thank goodness for Grandma Frieda Solomon. They’re kosher-certified, too! Read our review of Solomon’s cookies.

  • Silver Label Boxes
    12 to 30 Cookies
    Prices range from $18.95 to $41.95
  • Black Label Boxes
    6 to 24 Cookies
    Prices range from $10.95 to $29.95

solomon's cookies
Solomon’s Cookie Assortment.

 

  • Sampler Gift Basket
    18 Assorted Cookies
    $49.95

SolomonsCookies.com

   

Ruby Et Violette:
Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Among the best chocolate chip cookies we’ve ever had, Ruby Et Violette uses its signature chocolate chunk cookie as a base to offer more than 65 flavors including Strawberries & Champagne, Orange Blossom and—the perfect pair for tea—their Tea for Two, a pack of Jasmine Chocolate Chunk and Green Tea Chocolate Chunk cookies. Despite what might sound like a gimmick, every cookie flavor is nothing less than absolutely delicious. Read our review of Ruby et Violette, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • 1 Pound Box
    3 Flavors, 12 Cookies
    $18.00
  • Additional Pounds
    $18.00 Per Pound
  • Special Gift Assortments (1 Pound)
    Champagne and Roses, Oreos and
    Milk, et al
    $18.00
  • Corporate gifts, wedding favors,
    and catering packages are also available.

RubyEtViolette.com

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Four from the lineup that includes some of these chocolate chunk flavors (not all available at all times): Amaretto, Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Brandied Peach, Caramel, Champagne, Cherry, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Clementine, Coconut Almond, Coffee Cognac, Cranberry Walnut, Crème de Menthe, Crystallized Ginger, Daiquiri, Dulce de Leche, Espresso Bean, Fig, French Marnier, French Vanilla, Gingerbread, Green Tea, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon White Chocolate, Malted Milk, Marshmallow, Mimosa, Mint, Mojito, Oatmeal Raisin, Orange, Orange Blossom, Oreo, Passion Fruit, Peach, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Butter, Pear, Piña Colada, Pineapple, Pistachio, Praline, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Roasted Almond, Rose, Rum Raisin, S’Mores, Strawberry, Tiramisu, Toffee, Truffle, Violet, White & Semisweet.

Cakes

 

David Burke:
Cheesecake Pops

David Burke, renowned chef of modern American cuisine, makes three different flavors of Cheesecake Lollipops—rich bites of cheesecake molded onto a stick. The flavors are Top Hat, milk chocolate coating dipped in dark chocolate crunchies and minced Score Bars; Pink Lady, dipped in white chocolate, red coloring, pistachio crunchies and sun-dried cherries; and Tuxedo, coated with white, milk and dark chocolate, dipped in crushed peanuts and Reese’s® Pieces. Pops stand right on the plate, as shown in the top photo; or a silver-plated, handcrafted tree that holds up to 12 pops adds panache. Click here for our review.

  • Cheesecake Pops
    1 Dozen
    $13.67
  • Gourmet Pop Tree Stand
    $49.00

GourmetPops.com

cheesecake pops
Cheesecake Pops.

Tree Stand
Tree Stand.

   

Cakes by Jane
Cream Cheese Pound Cakes

A cross between a rich cheesecake and a moist pound cake, these cream cheese pound cakes have a light and fluffy consistency accompanied by bold flavors. When kept in an airtight container, the cakes will remain fresh for up to two weeks in the refrigerator and two months in the freezer. Of course, chances of them ever making it to the freezer are slim; they’re so tasty that we sure your guests will devour them the minute they hit their plates! Read our review of Cakes by Jane.

  • 9-Inch Cake (3 pounds)
    Yields 18 to 20 slices
    $36.95
    $39.95 Maple Pecan & Turtle

key lime cheesecake
Available in Almond, Cappuccino, Chocolate, Key Lime, Lemon, Maple Pecan, Orange, Raspberry, Turtle and Vanilla.

  • 7-Inch Cake (1.5 pounds)
    Yields 8 to 10 slices
    Vanilla, Key Lime and Lemon only
    $24.95

CakesByJane.com

Pastries

 

Erica’s
Rugelach and Macaroons

Teeming with nuts and fruits, Erica’s rugelach is made with simple ingredients you would find in your own home: butter, cream cheese, walnuts, currants, flour, white and brown sugar, and raspberry or apricot preserves or chocolate bits. The flavor profile of each ingredient is distinctive and pure: a nutty pastry kissed with hints of lemon from the currants. Erica jazzes up her rugelach by sprinkling the surface with cinnamon sugar. Click here for our review of Erica’s rugelach.

Erica’s macaroons (image at the top left of this page) are also bites of heaven—baked golf ball-sized mounds of dense, flaky coconut dipped in chocolate. The secret to Erica’s divine tea delights: high-quality ingredients and generations-old recipes that we wish we had inherited—that way, we could serve her delicious baked goods at afternoon tea every day. Click here for our review of Erica’s macaroons.

  • Rugelach Gift Tin
    1.5 Pounds, 18 pieces
    $30.00
  • Macaroon Gift Tin
    1.5 Pounds, 18 pieces
    $30.00
  • Other sizes are available. A price list is online at EricasRugelach.com.

EricasRugelach.com

rugelach
Rugelach

Macaroon

Macaroons

   

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