When was the last time you had a tea party? Before this weekend, I think the last time I had one was when I was about seven. My mom had given me a special tea set, a real porcelain one with a beautiful blue motif. I generally wasn’t a girly girl but that little tea set was something special and I loved it. This weekend a thoughtful friend sent a very special tea set to Caroline, perfect for her in every way. Clearly, we needed a tea party.
She was thrilled at the prospect of baking cookies for the occasion. It’s no secret that I adore butter cookies, shortbread, sables, and all of their relatives. I have been eyeing these for ages and they came instantly to mind as a perfect tea party treat. As it turns out, they were just the right thing for the occasion. Rich, buttery and with a tender crumb. They are, indeed, an ideal pairing for tea or coffee any day. Here’s to many more tea parties in the future.