Monday, March 2, 2009

Cream Wafers




I remember these cookies growing up and to this day they are still my favorite. My mom and dad came through town this last week and my mom brought these and a homemade loaf of banana bread. It was really funny because I was just talking to a co-worker the week before about these amazing cookies that my mom always made me growing up. I couldn’t remember the name of the cookie, nor describe how they taste, besides delicious. I handed them out to a few of my co-workers and it was a universal thumbs up for this recipe, and no one could find the right words to describe them because they are so different than anything you have ever tasted. They are light, fluffy, buttery, sugar, and amazing, and that’s about the only way I can think of these delicious treats. You can color the frosting with any color of food coloring, but my mom always made it pink or a light peperminty green, enjoy!

Cream Wafers

Cookies:
1 Cup Butter, at room temperature
1/3 Cup Whipping Cream
2 Cups Flour
Granulated Sugar

Filling:
¼ Cup Butter, at room temperature
¾ Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Food Coloring

Cookies: Mix thoroughly butter, cream, and flour. Cover and chill.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll about 1/3 of the dough at a time to 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut into 1 ½-inch circles.
Transfer rounds with spatula to a plate filled with granulated sugar; turn each round so that both sides are coated with sugar. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Prick rounds with a fork about 4 times.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or just until set but not brown; cool.
Filling: Cream together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Tint with a few drops food color.
Assemble cookies by placing a thick layer of filling between 2 cookies.
*Recipe from Betty Crocker Cookbook




4 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Jason- Just stumbled upon your blog. I have to tell you I LOVE these wafers. Ill have to give them a try. They look awesome. They were my favorites! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Pam said...

Mmmm. I am sure I would love these - anything light and buttery makes me happy.

Jan said...

It's funny how food memories stay with you from childhood. It looks like mum came up trumps with these wafers, they sound absolutely scrummy

Amber and Mike said...

These are the same ones my in-laws make every year for Christmas! Probably the same 1970's Betty Crocker Cookbook too. We prefer frosting of the red and green variety.