This is all you need for the wafers... Plus a little granulated sugar to coat them
Mix butter and whipping cream. Stir in flour mixing well to form wafer dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 15 minutes or so while readying a place to roll out.
I like using my pastry cutter but you could use a pizza cutter too. It just wouldn't have the zig zag edges.
You can cut into small circles but I prefer squares. Dough must be rolled out THIN.
After cutting they are coated with sugar (on top side mostly) and placed on cookie sheet.
Poke rows of holes in each using a large fork.
You can usually do the holes pretty quickly by gently holding each wafer with your other hand.
You can place them pretty close together on the cookie sheet.
Bake 7-9 minutes at 375°... Until set but not brown.
The overall shape does shrink a bit when baked, contrary to what I said in this video. They rise a TINY bit. If not rolled thin enough though, they'll rise too much.
Cool on wire rack. Wafers are quite fragile.
I stack them 6 high to freeze until I add frosting at a later date. Or you can certainly frost and then freeze. Either way they freeze well.
CREAM FILLING FROSTING: Beat butter and slowly add in sugar and vanilla. Best till smooth & creamy. Divide as you wish to color. For Christmas I color half red and half green.
Mix butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Divide and color frosting as desired. I usually do red and green for Christmas.
Gently place a smudge on one wafer...
Press top wafer down carefully to even out filling to edges.
These delicate little cookies melt in your mouth! They also freeze well.