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Cream Wafers Recipe

Cream Wafers Recipe

“My sons used to help me make these cookies, and now my oldest granddaughter helps. When the smaller grandchildren are home, they help, too,” writes Linda Clinkenbeard of Vincennes, Indiana. The cute little sandwich cookies are tender, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth good!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 drop each red and green food coloring

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat butter, flour and cream. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/4-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Prick each cookie 3-4 times with a fork.
  • 3. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough cream to achieve desired consistency. Remove half to another bowl; tint one portion of filling with red food coloring and the other half with green. Carefully spread filling on bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 91 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Cream Wafers

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roycorinne
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"This is how I adjust it: 1 cup butter, 2 cups flour, 1/3 cup whipping cream."

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xylo_g
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Love these cookies! I tend to make them for various holidays and just use different colors....always a hit! Since I don't have an actual cookie cutter that size, I used a top from an empty spice container. Maybe a little too small. I made a double batch and ended up with over 12 dozen sandwiches!"

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germanycook
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"These are the classic cookie for weddings. And so delicious, delicate. I've been making these for years and always rolled them out, what a pain.... such good advice to roll them into logs and cut them into slices! It made the whole process way easier."

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dnelson252
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Instead of rolling out the dough, I make the dough into several logs, wrap them in waxed paper or plastic wrap...refrigerate until solid and then cut the logs into 1/4" slices. You can use dental floss to cut these instead of a knife...they keep their shape better instead of getting squished. Really saves time!!"

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whispurr
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"This is pretty easy to make. I found it only made 14 sandwich cookies though. I think the printed cookie count is for the cookies prior to being assembled. I flavored the filling with raspberry and lime. I also had to extend the cooking time to 14 minutes."

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SuzBrinkman
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"This cookie is so light and airy and the filling is very light too...just the right amount of sweetness! Actually, I'm making this frosting recipe a "must have" in my cookbook!!!"

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mommyofmyboys
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"There is no sugar in the "wafer" part, so they aren't super sweet, but the cream filling makes these pretty good for something different. You could change the coloring up, too, for different holidays if you like. I would possibly make it again."

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rochellelovegren
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"Always make a double batch! They freeze well and you will be a superstar everywhere you bring these...assuming you share them, that is."

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T. Comer
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"These cookies are great, everyone loved them."

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rrichardson
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for several years and it is one of my favorite all-time cookies. My husband and kiddos love it! The only problem is I can stop eating them! That and it takes some time to assemble. One tip I would share that saved me A LOT of time this year: Pipe the frosting on one cookie and then sandwich the two sides together. Also, I used some leftover crushed peppermints as a topping for some of them. They are really tasty and pretty!"

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orangebliss78
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These cookies are a family tradition - my grandma made these for my dad when he was growing up, and my mom made them for me and my dad as I was growing up. These are a little time consuming and require a gentle touch, but they are so worth it!"

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softtouchcreations
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I have made these cookies for more years than I want to admit to and I still love them. When my son went to college this is the only sweet he wantd out of all the goodies that I make at the holidays. They are awsome."

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coldteablues
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"These are lovely and will become a tradition. I think I'll experiment with a little lemon flavoring in the frosting for a change. Good to see another Vincennes baker."

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CaroleMS
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I received this recipe from a friend back in the early 80's and loved it then,it does take some time to make and assemble them, but they are worth it. I have gotten married since i got this recipe and make them for my husband now, who asks for them to be made at xmas time. I thought it was pretty neat when I seen it in one of the taste of home fliers that come with my books every other month."

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donnainco@aol.com
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"These have become our traditional Christmas cookie and are always on the cookie trays I make for gifts to family. They are a favorite cookie, very light and tasty. The only problem is they are hard to quit eating!"

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mszczepanski
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"Make every year for Christmas!"

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kimjimkrjo
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I have been making these cookies for many many years. My husband and children don't think it's Christmas until I make these."

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sdlrglady
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I saw this recipe and had to give it a try. What a great little cookie!!! I love the taste and I found it much easier to fill by putting the frosting in a plastic bag, snipping the end and piping it on. I'll be making another batch to take to a Christmas party. They'll be a hit for sure."

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fizzle3nat
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"I first saw this recipe in my 1969 Betty Crocker cookbook. We weren't sure how they would turn out when we first tried them, but the recipe is now a family favorite! The wafers are light and tender, and the filling is delicate and creamy. The filling can be colored to fit any occasion. I dare you to eat just one!"

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rrichardson
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Made these for the first time last year and will quadruple the number of batches this year. Was an instant hit with my husband, children, neighbors, co-workers and friends!"

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countrybunny41
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"I made these for the first time for Christmas last year and am looking forward to making them again this year."

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dorbisc
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I love these thinsg"

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marciedarciestuff
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2009

"These were pretty and tasted wonderful. My problems with the recipe are my fault. I have a lot of problems getting dough to the correct thickness and for some reason mine turned into ovals instead of circles. Didn't stop me from serving them or people from devouring them."

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jamiekidd77
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"These were SO good! I will definitely make them again! And I didn't think they were a pain at all!"

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jwoods1988
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"These cookies are the best I've ever made! But I think instead of spreading the filling, I'm going to pipe it next time... I think it will be easier!"

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plumbubble
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"A family friend makes these cookies every year, but we know them as "pain cookies" because they're a pain to make! (Well worth it though.)"

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AnnAC8
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"I make these cookies every year. I also fill them with melted chocolate."

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shrinking67
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"LOVE THESE COOKIES. dIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM, OTHER THAN DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH."

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susanpierce26
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"maybe you could put a little more whipping cream in to hold them together a little bit."

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sadmom0
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"Dear Cheese - I had the same problem - I really liked the cookies but won't make them again because the dough was too hard to deal with."

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I.AM.THE.CHEESE
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"Novice cook here -- I just tried my first batch of these, and the cookies themselves just fall apart. They taste great, but aren't holding together. any clue what I did wrong?"

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menarie
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"Hello, These are perfect for any occasion. To speed up the filling process, I line 1/2 the cookies bottom sides up on a waxpaper lined kitchen towel and apply filling using my decorator bag and a star tip. The filling drops quickly and evenly on each. Simply put cooky tops on, and presto, you're finished a lot quicker."

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Kovacs
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"I used to make these for weddings. Just tint the filling to match the bridal color."

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msbraun6
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"These are my family's favorite! I make them ahead and freeze them with no problem."

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WALAJEAN
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"I make these cookies all the time. The cookie dough can also be colored (light pink or green) for Christmas. For the filling I use 1 egg yolk and confectioners sugar. So, So smooth."

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mcamii7
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"do you think these can be made ahead of time and be sealed up in a tupperware type of container? I am hesitant due to the whipping cream in the filling. OR should they just be refrigerated"

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mpellarin
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"It seems to me these cookies are meant to have the plain buttery flavor and the sweetness comes from the sugar sprinkle and filling."

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taffysugar
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"Has the sugar been omitted in the dough due to the sprinkle on the unbaked cookie and the sweet filling or did the author simply forget to include it in the recipe?"

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barber2
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"They sound terrible, no sugar in the dough!"

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bzybdr
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"I have made this recipe which we call Swedish Cream Wafers for almost 40 years. My family has made it for many,many years before that and everyone always raves about it. For us it would not be Christmas without this cookie!! Small is definitely better!"

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leafsbabe
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"Re: Cream Wafers...Awesome cookie, they actually do melt in your mouth. I used the small hole cutter used for the hole of a donut. When iced and put together they are really cute. i'm now on my 2nd batch!"

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Valerie Gaitan
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"My girlfriend and I use different holiday cutters to fit the holiday!"

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jaztnr2
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"These look great....I will definately give them a try"

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grandmommo
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"Many years ago I made these cookies for the dessert table at a friend's wedding. I believe I dusted them with powdered sugar after cooling, rather than sugar before baking. They are wonderfully easy, tasty and pretty. Thanks for helping me to "reconnect" with a recipe I'd lost track of! Blessings...Jill"

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linoflou
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"These are my daughters favorite cookie. I make them every Christmas. They are wonderful.

Linda"

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jls10168
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"They look so pretty!"

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bethobryan
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"Do these need to be refrigerated?"

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111
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"this recipe is in my betty crocker cookbook-i've made these cookies for years!karen F."

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Kwyatt02@hotmail.com
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"I've had this receipe for years and I make about 10-12 batches at Xmas as so many friends and family ask for them. They are the only cookie I make as it is time consuming rolling them out and frosting them. I entered them in a cookie contest in Lawrenceburg, IN and they won 1st prize.

KW"

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Amy T.
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"When we tested this cookie recipe in the Test Kitchen, they instantly became one of my favorite Christmas cookies. I remember I walked them around, here at Taste of Home, for my co-workers to try. They're perfect for cookie trays!  The cookie base is so tender and creamy center is delightful. The centers can be colored to suite any holiday. Delicious and special!"

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smttnwndrfl
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2008

"These are THE best. They melt in your mouth. I usually end up making about 6+ batches of these during the holiday's."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.