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Easter Cream Wafers

9 Mar

These little sandwich cookies were always my favorite thing about Easter.  Bella found the cookie cutters in spring shapes – aren’t they just the cutest?!

The cookies are quite delicate, so make sure they’re completely cool before frosting.I used a basic butter frosting.  Divide into four bowls and color in pastels.

Cream Wafers

  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1/3 c whipping cream
  • 2 c flour
  • Granulated sugar

Mix butter, cream and flour with an electric mixer.  Cover and chill.

Heat oven to 375°.

Roll about 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8″ thick.  Keep remaining dough chilled.  Cut into 1 1/2 inch rounds or shapes.  Pour granulated sugar into a shallow dish, and coat both side of each cookie with sugar.   Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Prick with fork.

Bake 7 – 9 minutes or just until set, but not brown.  Cool,  then frost with colored icing to make sandwiches.

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Eggnog Cookies

8 Nov

eggnog cookieThese are still warm as I type this, at least the ones that are left.  I have to admit when I first read the recipe I was a little skeptical – it sounded like something off the back of an eggnog carton.  But, Shawn loves eggnog and cookies, so I figured even if they weren’t great, it wouldn’t be a total waste.  They are great, and easy, and I’ve decided to add them to the Christmas cookie lineup.

A few notes on the recipe – I was out of nutmeg, and almost decided to hold off on making these until I got some, but figured they’d be just as good with cinnamon.  And just as good with cinnamon means even better with cinnamon sugar!  That’s what I dusted the tops with – next time I think I’ll use turbinado sugar and freshly grated nutmeg.  I substituted allspice for the nutmeg in the batter, but just used 1/4 tsp so it didn’t overpower the nutmeg in the eggnog. 

The batter is soft and sticky, so next time I’ll chill it for a few minutes, then roll the dough into balls and flatten it to make perfect circles.  They really do take 20 minutes to bake, and make sure to leave them on the cookie sheet for a few minutes after taking them out of the oven – they’re very soft.

These would also be good with cream cheese frosting. 

Eggnog Cookies

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

spooky cookies

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