You are probably all so busy right about now. Do you have time to come bake with us? This cookie recipe is one of our favorites (even if it is time consuming). Especially one of Mom's favorites... she hides her personal cookie stash in the cabinet above the microwave. Don't tell!
1 cup soft butter (it must be butter, not margarine)
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 cups flour
Mix thoroughly and chill. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out about 1/3 of the dough at a time on a floured board to 1/8"-1/4" thick. Cut into small circles. (We like to use a little glass for that)
Transfer rounds to a piece of sugar-covered wax paper, using a spatula. Turn rounds to coat with sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; prick each round with a fork three or four times. Bake 7-9 minutes, or until just set (not brown!).
1/4 cup soft butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (or more-- we use more)
Until smooth a fluffy. Tint with a few drops of food coloring (unless you love color like we do... then you use more like 30 drops of food coloring). Put cookies together in pairs with creamy filling.
Warning: these can be very crumbly, so ice with caution! And, um, you'll probably need more than one batch.
While you're at it, you may as well mix up some cinnamon rolls. They make lovely gifts!