Butterfly-Shaped Tea Sandwiches are perfect to make for spring and summer. I make these for tea parties and luncheons.
I’m crazy about butterflies. I purposely plant flowers in my garden to attract them. To celebrate spring and/or summer, I prepared a tray of tea sandwiches.
A tea sandwich is a dainty sandwich originally meant to be eaten at afternoon teatime to stave off hunger until the main meal. They are perfect for garden parties, bridal and baby showers. I actually had a couple (or more) for lunch today.
I decided to make these sandwiches when I was going through my cookie cutter collection looking for a flower shaped cutter. I’m so glad I found the butterfly first.
I’ve been collecting cookie cutters for years. I rarely use them to make cookies but they are wonderful when it comes to making tea sandwiches.
More Ideas for Pretty Cookie Cutter Sandwich
On patriotic holidays I like to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kids just in case they are in the mood to eat what the grownups are having. I make the sandwiches like I normally do. Then I use a star cookie cutter to cut out a star in the top slice of bread.
The whole sandwiches are pretty and I don’t let the stars go to waste. I make tiny peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the stars.
You can use animal cookie cutters and take grilled cheese sandwiches to the next level.
How about a teddy bear shaped sandwich? You only need a round cookie cutter, a drinking glass or clean tuna can to cut the bread out.
Make a peanut butter sandwich. Add sliced bananas for the ears. CUt out a bowtie-shaped apple slice, and add raisins for the eyes. Add Nutella, another banana slice and another raisin to complete the look.
Fish shaped sandwiches are cute too. You’ll need blueberries, strawberries and a cream cheese mixture. Mix one 8 oz. package cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar and teaspoon vanilla. Mix until well combined.
How to Make Butterfly-Shaped Tea Sandwiches
Cut butterfly shapes with a cookie cutter. Spread with cream cheese mixture and add pickled cucumbers and olives. These open-faced sandwiches are so good and easy to make.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 113Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 5mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
I used Pepperidge Farm very thin 100% whole wheat bread (40 calories a slice), but any thin bread will work.
These sandwiches may look dainty, but they pack a powerful punch of flavors. What’s your favorite party sandwich?
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