Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sandwich Cremes & A Giveaway

Here's a cookie for you.

Hello, beautiful friends!
Today I have an extra sweet treat for you,
melt-in-your-mouth sandwich cremes.
I shared a picture of these cookies
on my Valentine's tea post last week
and several of you lovely ladies asked for the recipe.
I want to personally thank Janet Karst
for following my blog and leaving a comment for the first time.
It's always a pleasure to hear from new readers
and please know that I enjoy and appreciate
every one of your comments.
Thank you, friends, 
for faithfully visiting and commenting.

Many of you also inquired about the Lamingtons recipe.
I will share the link to that recipe at the end of this post.
Now let's get to the cookie recipe!

- - Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sandwich Cremes - -

1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
sugar for cookie coating

In a large mixing bowl,
combine the butter, cream, and flour.
Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours,
or until the dough is easy to handle.

Divide the dough into thirds
and on a floured surface, 
roll out the dough to 1/8-inch in thickness.
Cut with a floured cookie cutter.
Place the cutouts in a shallow dish
filled with sugar, turn to coat.

Place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet 
lined with parchment paper.
Back at 375 degrees F for 7-10 minutes.
Remove to wire racks
and cool completely.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
food coloring

In a mixing bowl,
cream butter and sugar.
Add vanilla and tint with food coloring.
Spread about 1 teaspoon of filling
over half of the cookies;
top with remaining cookies.

Just look at this flaky goodness,
my friends.
Yes, these cookies 
will melt-in-your-mouth.

Life is short.
Surround yourself with kind and loving people. . .
and eat only good cookies.

Some of you also asked about the Lamingtons recipe
that I shared on my post last week.
You can find the recipe here.
The recipe called for dried coconut
which I could not find
so I used fresh and while it tasted good,
I think dried would have been much better.
Also, I did not make the chocolate syrup
that the recipe calls for,
but rather made one with confectioners' sugar.

Here is the recipe for the glaze icing:
1 pound of sifted confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons of butter, softened
1/2 cup of milk or water
(you may need a little bit more if the glaze is too thick)
food coloring 
(add it before you heat the glaze 
and add it sparingly if you want soft pastel colours)

Mix it all together in a small pan 
and heat it gently until warm and pourable.

And now for the giveaway. . .
a lovely friend and talented author,
Madison Meadows,
offered to give away one of her sweet books
Busy in Boots.

This book teaches respect of all professions and people 
and shows how important it is for everyone
to have that special person in place
to make the city a safe and fun place
to live, work, and play.
The book itself is charming
and the illustrations are simply adorable.
Busy in Boots is perfect for families 
with children of all ages.

I have a signed copy of the book
and I would be most happy to send it to someone special.
To enter the giveaway,
please leave a comment below 
sharing who you would share the book with
whether it's your children, grandchildren, 
nieces, nephews, friend's kids, etc.
I will announce the winner 
next Wednesday, February 27th.

You can also find a copy of this book

Enjoy the remainder of your week, sweet friends!
Love and hugs to you.


Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

My goodness, those cookies look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! How lovely to grace your tea table with these delights! How sweet of your friend to offer this book as a giveaway, it looks wonderful! May you have a blessed and lovely week!

Billie Jo said...

These cookies look amazing!!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Your photos are simply stunning too.
Have a lovely day, my friend!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Stephanie~
The cookie recipe looks easy enough for even me to do! ; ) I hope to give it a try. Mmmm. They also look like they would freeze well~ Thank you for sharing. I would love to be in the running for the "Busy in Boots"! and would keep it at my home to read to my grandkids when they come for 'spend the nights' at my place! Thanks for the lovely and uplifting posts Stephanie! Hugs, karen o

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe with us. They look so wonderful and we'll have to try them. Sending hugs to you my friend!

Crystal Plummer said...

Hello! I would love to be entered into the drawing for the book. I have 4 nieces and nephews that I just know would love it! :)

Your blog is lovely - I subscribe via email and I never cease to smile when I get an email with an updated blog post! Thank you! God bless!!

Tamago said...

Your cookies look soooo yummy! And sweet with shape of heart and pastel colored filling!
Love the cute illustrations of the book. It sure will be a perfect gift for families with children.
Have a great day, Stephanie!

Chris Lally said...

Thank you for sharing the recipes, Stephanie! I bet your guys just love living in your house!
I don't know any little ones with whom to share the book, but best of luck to those who enter the generous giveaway.
And, by the way, your post is visually stunning (as always).
Hugs to you.

Creations By Cindy said...

Those cookies look sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe too. Oh my grandchildren would adore that sweet book. Girl, I love your saying, Life is short.
Surround yourself with kind and loving people. . .
and eat only good cookies.. I may have myself a shirt saying that.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie, thanks for sharing the recipe for both of those beautiful looking cookies. Have a wonderful week.
Julie xo

Anonymous said...

what a great way of showing the different professionals too.... and yes teaching respect for everyone!!...i would give this to our grandchildren, they would all love it and our 7yr old is learning to read this year and she is on fire!!! reads so well....what a great idea/...Sue

Anonymous said...

I would share this book with my sisters.
Joan JoanEC128@aol.com

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing these scrumptious looking cookies, Stephanie, I am always looking for new cookie recipes.
This book sounds wonderful, I would share it with one of my grandsons who is learning to read, thank you for your generosity.

Anonymous said...

This is a book that I would share with my two sisters.
Marilyn MarilynDKC@aol.com

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful book to share with my sisters.
Marion MarionMPC@aol.com

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for the cookie recipe.
They are so pretty!!

I would share the book with my young neighbor boys who help care for our pets when we travel.

Anne Payne said...

Oh My!!! The cookies look absolutely scrumptious. I mean DELICIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL!!! I will have to try to make them.

That's a cute book and I would give it to my grandchildren to enjoy and read to each other. They adore books!! :-)

Much love, my friend ~ xoxo

Gigi said...

Yes, those cookies look a bit like perfection! Well done!
I'd love to read this book to my little people. Thank you for the giveaway. Have a blessed day!

Carol said...

Those cookies look delicious! I will make these one day soon to share with my grand doll as she loves to have tea parties. She also likes to read and this book would be such a perfect addition to our collection of books.

krishna said...

Oh dear! it is mouthwatering.
That's very good book for children.

Lowcarb team member said...

I'm sure they would melt in the mouth :)
Thanks for sharing your recipe here.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, these cookies sure do look delicious. And wonderful to go with a cup of tea. I like the soft pastel filling inside. And your pictures always make the food look even more delicious haha. Oh, this sounds like a delightful book, and one that I would love to read to my grandkids. Francesca is getting at the age where she loves books, and this one about respect and appreciation for workers sounds like a useful book for everyone. Yes, I'd love a chance to win your giveaway, Stephanie. And thank you.


Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Thank you for the sweet recipe. I think I've made something similar that is gluten free. It was so so good! The book looks adorable and I would share it with my step=granddaughters. I think they would enjoy it (and so will I!). Have a wonderful week! xoxo Marilyn

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh dear me, but those cookies sound heavenly! I will have to make them for a tea party with my granddaughters. Thank you for sharing, my sweet tooth partner!! I never had a Lamington, but they sound wonderful. The book would be perfect for my two youngest granddaughters. Thank you for the opportunity to win. xx

NanaDiana said...

Those cookies sound/look delicious. I think I have to make some for the family! You do such a beautiful job of presentation, too! Thanks for all the recipes you provide.

I won't sign up for the book as I have been giving away my children's books as I continue to downsize. I hope you have a really wonderful night. xo Diana

linny said...

Love the look of the lovely Heart cookies. I'm sure my grand children would love to have this book in Grandma's library for when they come to visit.

keshakeke said...

I would share this book with my grandson. He loves books and would love this one!

living from glory to glory said...

Hi, Those really look delicious! Pin them to my cookie board (smiles)

Lorrie said...

Those cookies are a feast for eyes and appetite alike. So pretty! I would share the book with my grandchildren. They love being read to.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

mmmmm - those cookies look SOOOOO good! I really wish I dared make them though - trying to lose some weight at the moment and am trying even harder not to be tempted! The book looks wonderful and I have two grandsons that would surely like to have it read to them.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing the cookie recipe! They will be wonderful for Easter maybe using an Easter egg cookie cutter. I also really appreciate the acknowledgement of my post. You are such a caring person and it shows in the wonderful posts every day. Blessings to you and. your family

mamasmercantile said...

Such wonderful recipes, the photos are amazing. I loved the look of the book, a generous giveaway it would be wonderful to share it with my Grandchildren for which I have six. I do understand if you do not want to include overseas as the postage can be very expensive.

Anna said...

So sweeeeeet !!!!
And yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!!!!!
Have a delicious weekend !

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my gosh . . . I think I gained 5 pounds just reading this recipe lol! These look wonderful! I definitely will be trying these for some special occasion . . . maybe an Easter treat cut into flower shapes! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

Debby Ray said...

Oh these cookies look SO delicious! Like Lauren, I too think I've gained weight just looking at them...and they're so pretty too! Have a great rest of the week!

Debbie Harris said...

As I saw these cookies I was reminded of our tea, beautiful memories by the way. ❤
These cookies really were something!! Definatly melt in your mouth, YUM!

I loved the way you photographed your cookies, quite pretty.

Enjoy your day today ♡

Debby in Kansas said...

Those cookies look so beautiful and I bet they taste just as good. I can't wait to make them for my quilting group. I'm not much of a baker, but this looks simple enough...I hope! Thanks for sharing!

The book looks lovely, but I have no small children in my life so opt me out so that someone that does have little ones can enjoy it!

Annsterw said...

I cannot wait to try to make these!!! yum!!!! I would love to be entered into the giveaway!! If I won; I would give it to my niece sand nephew!!! They would love it!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Butter and heavy cream in a cookie recipe?!! Wow, they sound SO good. Who cares about the calories and I assume it is hard to eat just one! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Jill said...

Those little heart cookies look so very delicious and adorable! :-) Sweet book too, how nice of her to do a giveaway, perfect for families and teachers! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Linda S. said...

Your cookies look divine! I would love to have that book to read to my grandchildren when I see them (which is probably once a year, unfortunately) or my great nieces and nephews who live nearby. :-) they are my "other children!" :-) Thanks, Stephanie!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that cookie does look like it would just melt in your mouth, thanks for sharing the recipe, something I could make for our Sunday night group :)

hobbyloes said...

Those cookies look so tasty.
I'm going to puzzle with the sizes to make them.
Thank you for this delicious recipe.

Kerin said...

What a sweetie you are to have that giveaway.. congrats to the winner!
Yummy looking recipes too! Thanks for sharing.

I have a friend in Australia and she gave me a recipe for Lamingtons and they were delish!
They reminded me of the old "Snowballs" that Hostess makes, only the ones I made from her recipe were chocolate coated.

Warm wishes.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Those cookies look so pretty and delicious. Beautiful photography Stephanie! xo

Margie said...

I think I need to get my eyes checked because at first glance, I thought the yummy cookies were heart-shaped sandwiches.

If your giveaway is open to all, I'd love to be entered. I would share the book with my godson. Thank you!

Laura Lane said...

Your cookies look delicious. I wish we lived in the same vicinity. We'd just get together for tea and yummies.
Laura of Harvest Lane

Laura Jeanne said...

Those cookies are simply a work of art!

And thank you for the chance to win the book - I think my kids would really like it.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Beautiful, delicious looking cookies. As always, with your lovely posts, you make me want to jump up and bake!

Have a wonderful week,

handmade by amalia said...

Oh my, Stephanie, these cookies look wonderful. And taking the time to make the filling in different colors makes such a difference. Well done!

Ivka said...

I usually try to limit sugar in my baking as much as possible, but these cookies look so delicious that I simply have to try them. I am sure my little miss will enjoy the treat. I would also like to enter the giveaway of the book - it would be great reading for my 4 yo daughter.

Dianna said...

Thank you, dear One, for sharing the recipe and the link for the second recipe. Those sweet little "sandwiches" make my mouth water. I can hardly wait to give it a try! Thank you for sharing.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Those cookies look divine! I would share this book with my son!
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Marilyn Mathis said...

You make these cookies sound so good that even though I don't bake much anymore, I want to try them. Your pictures make my mouth water. Hugs

Schotzy said...

Your cookies look amazing and I cant wait to make them soon when I ahe some house guests.. about how many of the ehart cookies will the recipe make???

Schotzy said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and the info on the cookies. 2 doz. is the perfect number!,

natalia20041989 said...

There us nothing better than homemade cookies and those arw looking so cute☺ Eveb though I have just taken out the bundt cake from the oven, I want to bake those cookies right now☺☺

Carol Henstra said...

At first I thought they were finger sandwiches. I cut my crusts off when I eat sandwiches. Back in my days of my wedding reception. I had those kind of sandwiches at the church . After saying I do at the alter. Only my sandwiches were colored the bread. So this brings back memories. My love of my life three months ago had a severe stroke leaving him mostly paralysed. So my moments of our wedding of 58 years married are precious. Now for sure. I am moving closer to the hospitial so I can visit him closer then having daughter drive so far away hours to see him. Your blogs are so nice for me to look through and coment some.

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