Monday, December 15, 2014

Butter Cookie Sandwiches With Butter Cream Frosting

I love cookies at Christmastime
and I love eating them around the Christmas tree!
What about you, my friends, 
do you enjoy cookies during this time of the year?
I made some butter cookies with a homemade butter cream frosting
that was simply delicious.
I say "was delicious" because the cookies are already all gone :)


Here is the tasty recipe. . .

For the butter cookies:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 egg
sprinkles {optional}

Cream the butter until light.
Gradually add the sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in almond extract {or vanilla} and egg.
Gradually stir in the sifted flour.
Cover and chill the dough until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll dough out onto a floured surface to 1/4 or 1/8-inch thick
and cut with round cookie cutters.
Sprinkle the tops with colorful sprinkles.

Bake for 8 - 12 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Cool completely on a wire rack before adding the icing.

For the butter cream icing:

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
4 - 6 tablespoons cream

Cream the shortening and butter; add vanilla.
Slowly stir in the confectioners' sugar 
and add the cream until you have the desired consistency.

Get a spoonful of icing to lick and enjoy
I mean add some icing to one cookie and place another cookie on top
to create a delicious cookie sandwich.



Enjoy, sweet friends.
I know I did :)


Happy baking!
And may you have a lovely day.

47 comments:

Sandi said...

OH! OH! OH! I can taste those just by looking at them!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- Those look SO SO SO good! I can almost taste that buttercream from here. xo Diana

Kerin said...

Your cookies look/sound delish!
Yes.. this is the season for holiday baking. Makes our homes smell so yummy too :)
Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Happy Christmas!

~K.

p.s. Thanks for visiting my other blog, and for the more than kind comment. That was our homestead and cottage house that we sold in the spring of this year.

Billie Jo said...

Stephanie!
I cannot wait to show these to Peyton! And we will be trying them...Please know how much I enjoy visiting you here, my friend! : )

Nikki said...

I "wish" that I could taste them just by looking at your beautiful pictures. They sure looked delish. :)

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hello dear!
No what or dairy for me! HOWEVER,
found a recipe for Hungarian Cream Cheese Cookies. Memories of Gramma. Think I will attempt them with soy cream cheese (which is remarkable for tasting pretty much like the real thing, and gluten free flour. eeek!
Wish me luck -or, better yet, baking prayers? Our God IS a God of miracles, after all!
:) m & jb

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

How delicious these cookies look! Ah, there is nothing quite so lovely as Christmas baking... Tomorrow we are putting our tree up and it is a tradition to bake fruit mince pies over these time - I can't wait! Oh, and our Christmas cake is patiently waiting to be decorated for the special occasion! I saw a dear idea the other day for a nativity scene cake - I would love to try it!

Thank you for sharing this little recipe, Stephanie! Hmmm...it deserves to be baked I and soon:).

Hope you have a pleasant December evening! Lots of love, Kelly-Anne xx

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh Stephanie, those look delicious!

Julie Marie said...

Those look and sound delish Stephanie!... I assume the recipe calls for a LARGE TABLESPOON of icing to lick rather than just a small teaspoon???... this is my favorite time of year to bake also!... and your little tree is adorable!... have a happy weekend sweet friend, xoxo... Julie Marie

kitty said...

Oh yummy, my friend! I know I'd enjoy these so very much and would be sneaking a spoonful of the icing,too!

mamasmercantile said...

They look delicious, I am putting them on my list of makes.

Debbie Harris said...


HAHA! I have a feeling you had more than one little spoonful of that yummy stuff!
Your photos are so wonderful that with out thinking I reached into the computer screen trying to grab one of those beautiful cookies. What a disappointment that was! :(
Your display of the cookies next to your pretty little red tree is stunning.

I love you, Mom

Simply Linda said...

Oh my!! I just noticed the Christmas music! Dear friend, I am going to put music on my blog! BEAUTIFUL!---Btw, I am stealing (wink) your cookies, I do believe my family would like these. Blessings

Tori Leslie said...

I love those! They look so professional. Bravo!

J said...

There was a day when I thought a "sugar cookie" was, well - a "sugar cookie!" Not so! Some are so much better than others. I have already made ours from a Mary Engelbright recipe, but yours is one I'll save for next time. Thank you!

bj said...

Oh, my...what beautiful cookies...

Dianna said...

Stephanie, your cookies look beautiful! I can only imagine how yummy they were. Butter cookies are among my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

Diane Nickerson said...

These look fantastic! I have some leftover buttercream frosting from when I made my hubby's birthday cake last week, so all I need to do is make the cookies and I'm set! I bet they'll be even better with a hot cup of chai tea! OK, enough drooling, I am going to go add these to the baking list for this week! Thank you for sharing.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

Your cookies look so delicious Stephanie, and I love your sweet little white tree with the red ornaments. Just beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Yum I could just eat away! They look so good and I love the cream inside.May have to copy this recipe for Cookie Bake Day with my grandchildren!

Debby Ray said...

Mmmm...{{crunch-crunch}} :)

Christine said...

Oh they are good! They don't last long in our house either!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... YUM! YUM! They look delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe. ♥ Teri

Bethany Carson said...

Oh, those look sooo delicious! I just tried the recipe your mom posted the other day and was not disappointed. I'll have to try these too as soon as I'm well again (I seem to have picked up a mild cold).

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my Stephanie! These look so delicious. I am pinning this one and hope to try making them next week! They are so pretty too...:) Lovely photos as always. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday.

Hugs, Vicky

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love this kind of cookie....full of butter! Perfect for holiday time when calories don't count!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD EVENING! Oh Stephanie, I missed your post this morning; I was running late for school. What a tasty and fun recipe to try! I can't wait for this week to be over so I an have my two week vacation. Your music and share tonight is so inviting. Bless you dear friend, and thank you for coming by to comment. Anita

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

These look and sound delicious! YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe Stephanie!

Susan said...

The cookies looked lush, Stephanie. And you are soooo slender so you could afford to eat them. Yummy yum yum Susan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, yummy, yum, yum! I can see why they would disappear! Love your little tree! Have a wonderful week, my Dear! xo Karen

Birgitta said...

I love cookies too :) Your cookies here look delicious! Hugs back to you Stephanie!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your butter cookies are so pretty!

JES said...

This is so up my alley! I love frosting filled anything!!! :) I will be pinning and making soon :)

Cattails said...

I love butter cookies and these look so tasty! Beautiful photos as always, Stephanie. God bless you and yours this Christmas.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I love when you bake! These look so delicious, not to mention festive!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love butter cookies. Then adding buttercream frosting? Now that sounds amazing and addictive!

SarahGeorge said...

Butter cookies are my favorite :) Your white Christmas tree is just beautiful!

Huckleberry stitches said...

Those look great for a tea I am planning! Thank you!

Debbie said...

oh they do sound wonderful, thank you for sharing your recipe!!

sprinkles are NEVER optional in my house!!!!!

Maria said...

Looks absolutely yummy, Stephanie! Wonderful photos of the cookies and lovely tree! I'm about ready to bake some more cookies today! Blessings and hugs to you!:-)

Camille said...

Haha! That is exactly the problem with baking around here...it all disappears!! Your cookies look and sound lovely. I guess you will have to keep on baking. Hugs to you! Camille

Robyn said...

You didn't even save me one? lol. I can't blame you as they look absolutely delicious, Stephanie! Are you all baked out yet?
Big hugs to you, dear friend. xoxo

Joanne Bischof said...

These look delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I'm going to pin this one :)

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh my goodness those look SO good! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Tania

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Stephanie - these look wonderful - will have to give them a try - adding them to my Christmas baking list now. Have a delightful day. Hugs!

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. I love your cookies, Stephanie.... and the red sprinkles on topis the perfect finishing touch... xxx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh they look good but I am staying away from making any this year... I love your crocketed skirt around your tree :)

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