Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cream Wafer Cookies

My grandma was a lousy cook.  I mean spit it out in your napkin kinda bad.  Everything was fried to a crisp in a cast iron skillet on her better have a sharp knife if  you are going to dine with Grandma 'cause hackin' through some of those pieces of chicken was a chore!
  Now, that being said, the one thing my Grandma made well, were these light as a feather cream wafer cookies.  She made them every Christmas.  The recipe has a total of 4 ingredients which would have served her well.
Turns out they are an old Betty Crocker recipe. I have no idea why she made them pink for Christmas, she probably had only one drop of crusty red food coloring in her cabinet! 


2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 container Butter Cream frosting
Red food coloring

Heat oven to 375ºF. Roll one-third of dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut into desired shapes . I used a shot glass.  Generously cover large piece of waxed paper with granulated sugar. Transfer cutouts to waxed paper. Turn each cutout to coat both sides.

 Place on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Prick each cutout with fork about 4 times.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or just until set but not brown.

 Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Mix frosting and a drop or two of red food coloring until pink.
Spread between two cookies.

These make really cute gifts!

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