Christmas Wafers

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Christmas Wafers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for dusting

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • Red and green food coloring optional

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat butter 3 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour and then the cream. Mix until just combined. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least two hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness.
  4. Cut out cookies with a pill bottle or small circle cutter.
  5. Add the sugar to a separate small bowl. Press the wafers into the sugar. Then, place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Prick with a toothpick or fork.
  6. Bake 6-8 minutes, removing the cookies from the oven just before they start to brown. Remove them from the cookie sheet to cool.
  7. For the filling: Cream the butter and salt until light and fluffy, 4 minutes. With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and vanilla. Then add the food coloring. If the filling seems too thick, add more heavy cream until desired consistency is achieved.
  8. To easily frost the cookies, put the filling in a piping bag. Once the cookies are cool, pipe the filling on the back of one cookie. Top with another cookie and press to secure.

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