Wafer Sandwich Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • sugar to dip wafers in
  • FILLING:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • food coloring as you like
Instructions
  1. For the cookies, with mixer, beat butter until fluffy.
  2. Add ¼ cup sugar and vanilla, mixing 3 or 4 minutes.
  3. Add flour. Dough will be very dry and crumbly.
  4. Mix in 2 tablespoons of half and half. It should be sticky at this point.
  5. If still too dry add 1 more tablespoon for cream.
  6. Wrap in in plastic wrap or put in an air tight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to a few days.
  7. When ready to finish the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Place dough on a floured countertop or parchment paper.
  9. Cover it with another piece of parchment, and roll out very thin.
  10. Using a cookie cutter, 2" or so in size, cut them out.
  11. Dip each one in sugar as you put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. Pierce each with a fork several times so they remain flat.
  13. Bake for 8 minutes, or until set. You don't want them to brown at all.
  14. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the pans, then slide the parchment paper off, and allow them to cool further.
  15. For the Buttercream Filling: Using mixer soften and fluff ½ cup of butter (one stick).
  16. Add 1½ cups powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing about 5 minutes, until it's fluffy.
  17. If you prefer thicker frosting, you can add up to ½ cup more powdered sugar.
  18. Add food coloring of your choice very slowly, mixing it in.
  19. Frost a cookie with up to 2 tablespoons of buttercream, then top with another cookie, pushing down gently.
  20. You should have 12 to 14 cookies when done.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at http://jaquo.com/wafer-cookies/