Butter. Preferably the Land-o-Lakes salted kind. My parents raised us on butter, and I think we’ll all live to be a hundred years old because of it. These cookies have a LOT of butter in them–that’s why they are my favorite.
My mom always made these cookies for Christmas and they are melt-in-your-mouth amazing… which is probably a result of how much butter is in them. The dough itself only calls for 3 ingredients: butter, flour and heavy whipping cream. There is no sugar in the dough, and that is not a mistake. The frosting calls for more butter and a lot of powdered sugar, which covers the sweetness part.
I know these sound extremely unhealthy, but you have to trust me on this one–these will be the best cookies you have ever tried!
Mom’s Sandwich Cream Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (NO substitutes!)
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups flour
small amount of white sugar
Combine the ingredients above, mixing well. Knead the dough into 2 balls and flatten each slightly into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until dough is easy to handle. After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees and begin rolling out one of your disks onto a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (I make mine slightly smaller by using my metal Tablespoon measurement as my “cutter”). Place cut-outs in a shallow dish filled with white sugar to coat, then place on an ungreased cookie sheet and prick each one with a fork. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Green and red food coloring
Cream butter and sugar, then add vanilla and mix well. Put half of frosting into a separate bowl and tint each bowl with red and green dye to desired color. Use a butter knife or piping bag to make sandwiches with your frosting and cookies.