Rating: 3.79 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 14 Ratings

This classic sugar cookie recipe is one of our best. Purchase simple, high-quality ingredients for the softest cookie.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
8 mins at 375°per batch
Yield:
20 sandwich cookies
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Pastel Cream Wafers

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

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  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (Pastel Cream Wafers)

95 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 47mg; potassium 12mg; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 0g; sugar 5g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 0mg.

Powdered Sugar Frosting

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  • 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.

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0