Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cream Waffer Cookies

For this coming holiday season, I wanted to make cookies. But what kind? I have recipe after recipe for holiday cookies and they all look good. I asked some friends to make the decision for me by sending me their favorite holiday cookie recipes. Here is the first.

Cream Wafers (originally published in the Betty Crocker Cookbook)

This recipe was sent to me by Jennifer Smith-Righter of Wearable By Design.

Cream Wafers

1c soft butter
1/3 c whipping cream
2 c sifted flour

Cream butter, cream, flour. Chill dough.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4" thick. Cut with 1 1/2" round cookie cutter (I used a 2" snowflake shaped cutter). Transfer to wax paper covered with granulated sugar (any color). Coat both sides and set on an ungreased cookie sheet. The original recipe says to prick the unbaked cookies with a fork to let steam escape. (Truthfully, I skipped the fork on the second batch of cookies because I didn't like how they looked after they were baked.) Bake until set, but not browned. Transfer to cool.

Blend 1/4 c soft butter, 3/4 c confectioner's sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Tint with red or green food coloring if desired. Spread on one wafer and top with another wafer, creating a cookie sandwich. Enjoy!

These turned out delicious, if not completely picture perfect for me. I have been enjoying these with my coffee in the morning. They are light and buttery and have been a perfect kick off to my holiday cooking. Thanks Jenn!

Please take time to not only make these terrific cookies, but check out my feature on Jenn and her jewelry at my blog The Little Brown Bird, as well as Jenn's incredibly beautiful shop at Wearable By Design.
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