Sandwich cookies perfect for an afternoon tea party.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cut 1 cup of the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cream and form the dough into a ball.

  • Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick and cut with a small round cutter. Roll cut circles in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookies sheets. Prick cookies a few times with a fork.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool before frosting.

  • To Assemble: Frost bottoms of half of the cookies and place the remaining cookies on top to make sandwich cookies.

  • To Make Buttercream Frosting: Beat 1/2 cup of the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar. Beat in the evaporated milk and the vanilla. Adjust milk and confectioners' sugar amounts to get buttercream to a good spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

147.6 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.9g 5% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 26.7mg 9% DV; sodium 68.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
These are great cookies that I've been making for years. I think the recipe should say 'roll to 1/8th of an inch in thickness' as opposed to 1/2 (which would give you really thick cookies). Sometimes the dough is too dry to roll easily- feel free to add as much cream as necessary to get a dough of good rolling consistency- otherwise the cookies will have a tough texture. Also MAKE SURE to prick the cookies! One time I didn't and they blew up like balloons. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2005
overall the cookies were okay. The frosting was really good but the cookie just had a really weird texture. It didn't have much flavor either so i added some almond extract. Good but bland. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2006
These are great cookies that I've been making for years. I think the recipe should say 'roll to 1/8th of an inch in thickness' as opposed to 1/2 (which would give you really thick cookies). Sometimes the dough is too dry to roll easily- feel free to add as much cream as necessary to get a dough of good rolling consistency- otherwise the cookies will have a tough texture. Also MAKE SURE to prick the cookies! One time I didn't and they blew up like balloons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
These were so good. I understand what the other reviewer was saying but these are tea cookies so they should not be too sweet. We really loved them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2005
overall the cookies were okay. The frosting was really good but the cookie just had a really weird texture. It didn't have much flavor either so i added some almond extract. Good but bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2010
Ours turned out very tender and light so much so that they were falling apart when we frosted them. My 6 year old helped and we had a good time. The kids did not like them though so I probably will not make them again. Update: A few were left for the next day and they were much better after they had sat and the frosting really held them together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
I made over 1000 of these wonderful cookies for family and friends! EVERY one of the people I gave them to they gave me rave reviews! I couldn't stop eating them as I was frosting them! They are AWESOME!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
taste a bit like whipped short bread but infinitely better:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
made it for an international night and it was a big hit!! every one loved it!! Read More
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