Cream Wafers

by Megan on December 13, 2009

My baking frenzy + a sale at Target resulted in me buying six bags of chocolate chips. Only to realize that none of my Christmas cookie recipes that I have in mind require chocolate chips.

The moral of the story is that, it’s impossible to have too much of a good thing. Which brings me to these cream wafers. It’s completely impossible to have too many of these bite-size morsels. I’m already considering making them again before the week is out.

Cream Wafers

And would you believe the cookies themselves require only 3 ingredients? And that creamy filling is magically easy and adds just the right amount of sweetness?

Believe it, sister. It’s the truth.

Cream Wafers

Cream Wafers
Recipe once again from Betty Crocker + every Christmas

Ingredients:

wafer –

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

creamy filling –

  • 1/4 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • food coloring

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix butter, whipping cream and flour thoroughly with an electric mixer or spoon. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll about 1/3 of the dough at a time until 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining dough in the fridge until ready to roll). Cut into 1 1/2 inch rounds or any other shape of the same size.
  3. Place 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. After cutting out the shapes, coat each cookie on both sides with sugar before placing on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Place the sugared cut-outs about an inch apart. Prick with fork 3-4 times.
  5. Bake 7-9 minutes or until just set, but not brown, rotating half way through bake time. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
  6. Make creamy filling. In a small bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a spoon until smooth and fluffy. Stir in a few drops of food coloring. A few drops of water can be added if necessary to make the filling spreadable. (Divide the frosting in half and color each half a different color, if you’re feeling festive.)
  7. Put cookies together in pairs (bottoms together) with creamy filling. Be sure to eat all the cookies that aren’t perfect.

CreamWaferFork

Jake took this slick action shot, so in return I made him a triple decker cream wafer.
(I might’ve had an odd number of christmas tree shapes…)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie Taylor December 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I grew up on this recipe. Mom made them for Christmas and special occasions. Last Christmas she visited me here in Iowa and we made them together. Everyone raves about this cookie when they taste it.

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Sally December 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Again, you’ve left me longing to take a bite of my computer screen. I’ll have to make these asap! You’re creating a blog of all the DeKok essential foods for living a happy life, you know?

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Michelle Isenhoff December 15, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Yum! These look great! Gunna have to try ’em.

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Megan (megabite) December 15, 2009 at 11:16 pm

These are my favorite!

I’m glad you’ve had these Katie! They are my favorite.

Sally, you HAVE to make these soon. It’s not Christmas without them. They definitely induce happiness. 🙂

I hope you make them soon Michelle. They’re worth every step!

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