Refrigerator Sandwich Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pecan halves
  • Vanilla Frosting

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour, beating well. Chill slightly.

Shape dough into 2 rolls, 1 1/2 inches in diameter; wrap in waxed paper. Chill overnight. Remove waxed paper , and cut into 1/8 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Spread Vanilla Frosting evenly over bottom sides of half the cookies; top with remaining cookies, bottom sides down, to make sandwiches. Top each with a dollop of frosting and a pecan half.

Yield: about 3 dozen

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer: add powdered sugar and remaining ingredients, beating until blended. Add food coloring, as desired, stirring well.

Yield: frosting for about 3 dozen cookies.


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