"Finger" Dessert Ideas?

My grandfather's 90th birthday party is this weekend and my aunt is asking a bunch of us to bring "finger" desserts for the party. There will be between 100 and 150 people at the party so I need something that is easy to make alot of. Also, I'll be driving 8 hours to Texas for the party so I need something that I can make ahead of time and take with me (in a cooler, if it needs to be cooled). Someone is already making oreo balls, brownie bites, and lemon squares. I was thinking of making mini red velvet cupcakes but want to come up with another thing to make as well. Any ideas?

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 3:07 am
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What about the soft iced sugar cookies? I posted the recipe in the recipe exchange group a while back. They're YUMMY and the recipe makes a TON of cookies with icing. 


 


PS - did you hear back from the mayor about the proclamation?

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm
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Yes, aj!!! They sent it to us yesterday! My Grandad is going to be so excited. lol Its an odd size though so I'm going tonight to see if I can find a frame for it. If not, they sent it to us in a linen folder that we can just keep it in and wrap it up. Thanks again for the idea! :)


 

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 3:36 am
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You could always take it to Michaels and they could mat it in a frame for you. There's a 60% off coupon almost every week. :)

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 6:52 am
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Bakerella is the queen of mini-desserts! How about her super-easy mini cheesecakes?


 

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 8:51 am
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multi-layered finger jello! (with lots of knoxx!) something totally un-cake/cookie related, but just though i'd throw it out there. may be hard to transport though. and i remember the layers and layers take a while. but it sure is always popular for all ages!

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 10:56 am
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These are a family favorite - Pecan Tassies (like miniature pecan pies).  They are not super easy to make, but are really easy to transport, are impressive, and are different.


Pecan Tassies                            Bake 375, approx. 20 min.


 


Dough:           2 C flour


1 C butter (room temp.)


8 oz cream cheese (room temp.)


Cream cheese, butter, and flour together to make dough. Chill while making the filling.


 


Filling: Mix together


          2 eggs, beaten


          1 ½ C light brown sugar (do not use dark brown sugar)


          2 T melted butter


          2 tsp. vanilla


          dash salt


          1 ½ C chopped pecans** (do not mix pecans in filling)


Note: Do not over-beat the filling. You want the sugar to dissolve in the butter, but do not incorporate too much air into the egg mixture. Can mix the butter and sugar together, blend well before adding eggs.


Sometimes you need additional filling. You can make a ½ recipe if necessary.


 


Use tassie pans or small muffin tins. This recipe makes 4 to 5 doz. tassies.


 


Note: To make the crusts, roll dough into small balls, flatten slightly, and press into the bottom and sides of each tassie cup. Or, roll about ¼ of the dough as you would pie crust to about 1/8 – ¼ inch thick. Cut into 3 inch circles using a biscuit cutter. Carefully place each circle into the tassie cup.


 


Once the cups are lined with dough, place a few chopped pecans in the bottom of each cup. Pour in filling to about ¾ full. Top with a few more chopped pecans.


 


Note: Place the filling in a squeeze bottle with a small tip (such as a ketchup or mustard bottle that you often see in restaurants). It makes filling the tiny cups a breeze. I found a clear plastic bottle at ACE Hardware that had a small tip. It was on the aisle with the wood glue. I snipped a bit of the tip off so a small amount of filling comes out at a time. The bottle can be washed out and reused again.

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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