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Christmas Cream Wafer Cookies

These cream wafer cookies are my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. Its an old school Swedish recipe that my Grandma used to make. 
Course Cookie
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword sandwich cookies, wafer cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

FOR THE PASTRY COOKIES

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • granulated sugar for dipping

FOR THE FILLING

  • 3/4 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • food coloring optional

Instructions

MAKE THE COOKIES

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, butter and whipping cream till just mixed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • On a lightly floured surface, using your rolling pin, roll out 1/3 of the dough at a time to 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough with your favorite Xmas cookie cutter.  You don't want them too thin or they will just break when they are cooked. 
  • Cover a plate with a generous layer of sugar. Using a spatula, transfer cookies on to the sugar. Carefully dip each cookie to coat it with sugar. Place the cookie, sugar side up, on an cookie sheet lined with parchment or an ungreased sheet and prick each one with a fork 3 or 4 times.
  • Bake approximately 7 to 9 minutes or just until set but not brown; remove from oven. Let them cool slightly and then remove from cookie sheet to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely.

MAKE THE FILLING

  • In a medium-size bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract, beating until smooth. Divide the filling between two bowls and color each with a few drops of food coloring to make pink and light-green filling. NOTE: Thin with a little milk or water (a few drops) if necessary.
  • When cookies are cool, spread approximately 1/2 teaspoon Creamy Filling on a cookie, then press another cookie against the filling to make sandwiches. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Makes about 4 dozen cookies.