Pastel Cream Wafers

High-sparkle sanding sugar is a little coarser than granulated sugar. It's available where cake decorating supplies are sold and by mail.

Pastel Cream Wafers
Pastel Cream Wafers

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup cold butter (no substitutes)

  • 3 - 4

    tablespoons half-and-half or light cream

  • 1

    recipe Powdered Sugar Frosting

  • Powdered sugar

  • Powdered Sugar Frosting

  • 1

    cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon butter (no substitutes), softened

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1

    drop food coloring

  • 1

    tablespoon half-and-half or light cream

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place flour in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the half-and-half over part of mixture. Gently toss with a fork and push to side of bowl. Repeat until all is moistened. Form dough into a ball. 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until slightly less than 1/8 inch thick. Using a 1-3/4-inch fluted round cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. 4. Spread Powdered Sugar Frosting on bottoms of half of the cookies, using scant 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Top with the remaining cookies, bottoms sides down. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Powdered Sugar Frosting 1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, food coloring, and enough of the light cream or half-and-half to make a spreadable frosting. Storage To Store: Place sandwich cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Before serving, thaw cookies, if frozen, and sprinkle with more powdered sugar, if desired.

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