Valentine Cookies: Swedish Creme Wafers….(Simple Recipe)…..
For the last 16 years I have been a school teacher in a few different districts. I started teaching straight out of college. Some of my fellow teachers did the same thing every year on Valentine’s Day. We would have a cookie exchange. With a group of talented momma’s, and cookie lovers this was always a really good cookie exchange. We had added pressure knowing that our cookies would be judged by the administration. They were such fun judges though they would come up with cutest awards for everyone like-“the crunchiest” “best packaging” “most unique” so everyone went home winners. Let’s be honest though only ONE person went home the winner. The top cookie. No it was not my cookie…but I did get the recipe YAY!!!
The big WINNER was Dana’s Swedish Creme Wafers. They are SO DANGEROUS!!!! I knew I would get them just one day of the year, so I would indulge. We made plates of cookies, and then take them home to share with our family, or Valentine.
Swedish Creme Wafers
1 cup soft butter ( I use salted)
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 cups flour
Granulated Sugar (to dip the cookies in)
Creamy filling (recipe below)
Mix the butter, whipping cream and flour thoroughly, until it is combined. Cover and chill for an hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Dough will be stiff and a bit crumbly. Knead to soften if needed. Roll about 1.2 the dough at a time about 1/8 inch thick on a piece of parchment paper. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or glass cup. (I used a valentine heart cutter)..
Transfer the cookies to the bowl of sugar and make sure both sides are coated with sugar. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or just until set, but NOT BROWN. Let cookies cool. Put together cookies with Creamy Filling.
Cream 1/4 cup soft butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar with 1 teaspoon vanilla mix until smooth and fluffy. Tint with a drop of food coloring.
This recipe made about 15 heart sandwiches. I needed to double up on my cream filling.
These were a few of my favorites that I found on Pinterest, and they were a really yummy variety. These would be some great additions to any Valentine Cookie Exchange. I would love to hear if you have ever done a cookie exchange, and if you maybe plan on doing one? These cookies were a HIT with my family, and they did NOT last long at all. I hope you enjoy…