Mom’s Sandwich Cream Cookies

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.

om's sandwich cream cookies
mom’s sandwich cream cookies

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!

Christmas sandwich cream cookies
Christmas sandwich cream cookies

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.

Buttercream filling:
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.

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