Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cream Wafer Sandwiches

Posted by Lori:

These are one of my favorite cookies. They're definitely not for those who are trying to avoid fat. These are fairly time consuming and delicate to work with, but they are also fun to make - especially around the Christmas time. You can cut them into different shapes as desired. I've made them into Christmas trees and circles, and flowers. Hearts would be cute around Valentine's Day.

CREAM WAFERS

1 c. Butter
1/3 c. heavy cream
2 c. sifted flour

Mix butter, cream & flour until well blended. Refrigerate until well chilled. On lightly floured surface roll out dough 1/8" thick. (Only roll out 1/3 of the dough at a time leaving remaining dough in the refrigerator) With small cookie cutter, cut into desired shape. Transfer shapes to waxed paper covered with granulated sugar. Coat both sides and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick with fork about 4 times.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Allow to cool before making sandwiches.

FILLING:
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Food coloring of desired color

While cookies are baking, prepare the filling.

In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until creamy with an electric mixer. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk. Add food coloring to tint the filling. Beat on high until the filling is light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Spread filling on half of the cookies (bottom side) and sandwich together with the remaining halves, bottoms together.
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2 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

These sound good...have you ever made them for a family function?

Lori said...

I think I did two years ago for Thanksgiving...maybe Christmas. I remember that Dan liked them, but we always have soooooo much food it's hard to find/see everything.

 
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