Saturday, December 22, 2012

Creme Wafers

It's not too late to bake up some more Christmas treats!!  

I have a yummy cookie to share with you.  I have been drooling over all my favorite food blogs and the amazing cookie recipes out there.   However, all of them are starting to run together in my head.   Peppermint seems to be a big theme this year.   Variations of spice and eggnog also seem to be a popular idea.    I thought that I would throw out a cookie recipe that I have not seen out there yet.  

These creme wafers take a touch more work than the usual drop and bake style, but they are festive and quite delicious.   The cookie is not very sweet (as there is not sugar in the dough).   The sweetness comes from the sugar it is rolled in and the creamy buttercream inside.  But what makes this cookie so unique is the texture.  It is flaky and rich- almost like a pie crust with a sugary coating.   

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!


Creme Wafers:

1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup whipping creme
2 cups flour.

Cream all three ingredients together and form into three disks and chill.   The dough is very crumbly.  

Heat oven to 375 degrees and roll out the dough to 1/8th thickness and cut into 1.5 inch circles.   Coat with sugar and prick with a fork if you like.   (I also sprinkled a touch more sugar on the tops right before baking because I like the way they look with the sugar coating).   
Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 7-9 minutes or until set.  Do not over bake.  

Cool cookies and prepare the buttercream filling.

Creme Filling:
1/4 cup softened butter
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBS whipping creme

Cream the butter, then add the vanilla and whipping cream.  Slowly add in the confectioner's sugar.  

Makes about 20 cookies.  

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