Pastel Cream Wafers

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Pastel Cream Wafers
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Yield:
20 sandwich cookies

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

  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.

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 (per serving)

95 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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.