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Pastel Wafers

"For a firm, manageable pastry use butter, not margarine."
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servings 171 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the 6 tablespoons of cold butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cream over the mixture and toss gently with a fork. Repeat with the remaining cream until all is moistened. Form into a ball.
  4. Roll the dough to slightly less than 1/8 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Sprinkle one side of each round with sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, sugar side up.
  5. Prick each round in four parallel rows with a fork.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Remove to a rack and cool completely.
  7. Make filling as follows. Stir together the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter, vanilla, food coloring, and enough of the 1 tablespoon cream to make it spreadable.
  8. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of the filling on the flat side of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, flat side down.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 171 calories; 7.9 g fat; 24.1 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 22 mg cholesterol; 50 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This recipe has been passed down in my husband's family since the mid-sixties! If they aren't made at Easter and Christmas, there is going to be trouble!

i made last year for a party and everyone loved these cookies.