Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cream Wafers

Betcha can't eat just one!


I'm planning a baby shower for my granddaughter, Andrea, and started looking through some of my favorite old recipes from the big red Betty Crocker Cookbook.   That's when I came across one of the most delicate, tender cookies you'll ever eat.  Perfect to help celebrate the new life joining our family.  Oh, by the way, it's a GIRL!  

These really are wonderful for a special occasion like a shower, tea with friends or even just a light dessert - they're tender, buttery cookies, put together with a creamy, pastel-colored filling.  Pretty little "sandwiches" that will melt in you mouth!

Ingredients:

Wafer:
1 cup soft butter
1/3 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
2 cups flour
Granulated sugar
Creamy Filling (below)

Mix thoroughly butter, cream and flour.  Cover and chill.

Heat oven to 375'F. 

Roll about 1/3 of dough at a time 1/8" thick on floured cloth-covered board (keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll).  Cut in 1 1/2" circles (or any shape small cookie cutter).

Transfer rounds with spatula to piece of waxed paper that is heavily covered with granulated sugar; turn each round so that both sides are coated with sugar.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Prick rounds with a fork about 4 times.
From my old B.C. recipe cards

Bake 7-9 minutes or just until set but NOT BROWN; cool. 

Put cookies together in pairs with Creamy Filling.

Makes about 5 dozen small cookies.  


Creamy Filling:

1/4 cup soft butter
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream all ingredients until smooth and fluffy.  Tint with a few drops of food color (to fit your occasion).  Add few drops water if necessary for proper spreading consistency.







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