Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sparkling Raspberry Cream Wafers

Today I'm revisiting a recipe that I blogged about almost 3 years
ago - Cream Wafers!  I can't believe it's been so long since I made 
these yummy cookies!  Cream Wafers are wonderful little buttery bites 
that remind me of piecrust cookies with a delicious buttercream filling.

 These cookie sandwiches aren't overly sweet because the dough
doesn't have any sugar in it - just a sprinkling of pretty sugar on top.
They are a popular choice for wedding or shower teas.
I made a wonderful Raspberry Lemon Buttercream for these. 
Adding fresh lemon juice to the filling gives it that little bit of 
tartness that really complements the sweet raspberry buttercream!
The dough is very easy to work with. Roll out on a 
lightly floured surface and cut out shapes using any
cookie cutter that you like.
I love hearts - even when it's not Valentine's Day!
Use your fork to make the characteristic holes in the cookies, then
sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
I like to pipe the filling because it just goes faster, but you can
just spread with a knife. 
Bake for 12 minutes, let cool and sandwich 2 cookies together
with the Raspberry Lemon Buttercream.

RASPBERRY CREAM WAFERS

Ingredients

2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups butter, softened, divided
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sparkling sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons raspberry jam
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

Combine flour, 1 cup of the butter and cream in a
large bowl until blended. Divide dough into thirds;
shape each into a flattened ball. Wrap in plastic wrap;
chill about an hour.

Heat oven to 375F degrees. Roll one round of dough at
a time to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured counter. Cut
with 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place on parchment 
lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart and sprinkle with 
sparkling sugar.  Pierce each cookie 3 or 4 times with
a fork.  Bake 9-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. 
Cool on wire rack.

Beat remaining 1/2 cup butter, powdered sugar,
raspberry jam and lemon juice in medium bowl
with mixer until light and fluffy - about 2-3
minutes.

Just before serving, sandwich two cookies together 
with 1 teaspoon of the filling. Makes 60 wafers.




And here's what do you do with leftover frosting......
I really do love Cream Wafers!! xo!!



14 comments:

  1. Seriously, you need to write a cookbook - you inspire me to get in the kitchen more, truly!

    I LOVE your photos. ♥♥♥

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    1. You inspire me to keep blogging my friend!!! I really appreciate your comments!! Writing a cookbook is my goal, but I've still got a lot to learn! Thanks so much!!! xo!!

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    2. Thanks so much Jennifer!! You and Michele will get the first 2 copies!! LOL!

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  2. so pretty! they look like they just melt in your mouth.

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    1. Thank you Nina!! They really do melt in your mouth!!

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  3. Do you think these would work using condensed milk in place of the cream?

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    1. Hi Tami! I think that milk would work. (I assume your referring to the unsweetened condensed milk) It just might give slightly different results because condensed milk isn't as thick as heavy cream and isn't as high in fat. Worth a try! Thanks!!

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  4. Hello there,
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  5. You are the queen of baking Tina! Your cookies look delicious!

    Madelief x

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  6. These look SOOOOO good! I am going to try them for my Mother's 75th birthday party! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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    1. They are really good!! I think they would be perfect for your Mother's Birthday Party!! Thank you for visiting!!!

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  7. So glad to see this post! I changed rss readers and didn't see this until now. Love your pics and recioes!

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