For a firm, manageable pastry use butter, not margarine.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Cut the 6 tablespoons of cold butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prick each round in four parallel rows with a fork.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Remove to a rack and cool completely.

  • 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.

  • 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

170.9 calories; 1.3 g protein; 24.1 g carbohydrates; 21.5 mg cholesterol; 50.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2012
i made last year for a party and everyone loved these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2012
i made last year for a party and everyone loved these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2012
i made last year for a party and everyone loved these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2005
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! Read More
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