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.
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.
Recipe once again from Betty Crocker + every Christmas
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place the sugared cut-outs about an inch apart. Prick with fork 3-4 times.
- Bake 7-9 minutes or until just set, but not brown, rotating half way through bake time. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
- 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.)
- Put cookies together in pairs (bottoms together) with creamy filling. Be sure to eat all the cookies that aren’t perfect.
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…)