Pastel Cream Wafers This classic sugar cookie recipe is one of our best. Purchase simple, high-quality ingredients for the softest cookie. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 15, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 20 sandwich cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup cold butter (no substitutes) 3 tablespoon 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 ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 drop food coloring 1 tablespoon half-and-half or light cream Directions 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. 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. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. 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 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 95 Calories 6g Fat 10g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 95 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 16mg 5% Sodium 47mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Total Sugars 5g Protein 1g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 12mg 0% Folate, total 12.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.