Herby Tea Sandwiches (for a Fun Herb Taste Test)
Help your kids taste-test herbs by mixing them with cream cheese, with a little butter to make the combo extra creamy and spreadable. Generally, you can use up to 1 tablespoon of minced herbs per ounce of cream cheese, though you’ll want to use less when working with stronger-flavored herbs like rosemary, thyme, and lavender.
Give every kid a dollop of flavored spread. When they find their favorites, make these tender little tea sandwiches.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup minced, fresh herbs (use less, to taste, for pungent herbs like rosemary)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 8 slices soft white whole wheat bread, crusts removed
- ½ English cucumber, peeled and very thinly sliced
- 8 slices paper-thin ham (optional)
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, herbs, and salt until well combined. Spread on the sliced bread.
Top four of the bread slices with an even layer of cucumbers and/or ham. Add the remaining slices of bread on top and cut each sandwich into triangles.