Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Another Egg-Free Cookie Recipe

I found these around Valentine's Day this year (hence the name of Valentine Cream Wafers). However, I didn't get a chance to make them until now.

I really wanted to try them because they didn't have eggs in them and my youngest son is allergic to eggs.

Holy cow, these are good. They are hard to describe. The cookie itself is like a cross between a really flaky pie crust and a sugar cookie...the addition of frosting to make it into a sandwich cookie is perfection. These are so melt-in-your-mouth good.

Rather than making hearts, I made flower shapes. You could do all sorts of shapes. These would also be really cute as stars, four leaf clovers (if you had a sturdy, rather than delicate cookie cutter shape), Christmas trees, simple circles, etc.

Valentine Cream Wafers



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

Creamy Filling:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Red liquid food color (or any color you like to match the shape of cookie you choose to make)


In medium bowl, mix flour, 1 cup butter, and the whipping cream with spoon. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll one-third of dough at a time 1/8-inch thick on lightly floured surface. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with 2 1/4-inch heart shaped cookie cutter. Generously cover large piece of waxed paper with granulated sugar. Transfer cutouts to waxed paper using pancake turner. Turn each cutout to coat both sides. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick each cutout with fork about 4 times.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or just until set but not brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat powdered sugar and butter until smooth. Add vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Divide frosting into six small bowls. Add the following different amounts of red liquid food color to one of each of the bowls starting with a toothpick, 1 drop, 3 drops, 7 drops, 12 drops, and 25 drops to make different shades of pink. (see notes)

For each sandwich cookie, spread about 1 teaspoon frosting on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together. (see notes)

Makes 44 sandwich cookies.

Nutrition information: 1 serving is 100 calories, 7g fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 0 g protein.

Source: Betty Crocker website. You can find it here.

Notes: I used shortening in place of the butter for the frosting. I had made a separate batch of cookies that day that also used two sticks of butter, and call me crazy, but I kind of draw the line at using over a pound of butter in one day. One pound is enough for me, thank you. I know shortening is kind of the same thing, but it is less expensive than butter. :)

I also didn't divide the frosting and do varying shades of food color. That would be adorable...but I didn't have the time or the energy. One shade was enough for me!

Finally, when the recipe says "gently press cookies together" let me stress the word "gently." These cookies are so delicate that they crack and crumble very easily. What I found that worked best was to place the first cookie onto a flat surface (not by holding it in your hand). Then gently press the frosting onto the first cookie, and then oh so very gently place the other cookie on top, and very, very gingerly and lightly press the cookie onto the frosting, just so it will stick together. Any more pressure than that and you are going to have a delicious little cracked cookie sandwich. Once you get the hang of it though, you can assemble the cookies pretty quickly. I ended up cracking about 4 cookies before I got the hang of it. After that, it was a breeze.


  1. These look so cute. They would be perfect for a shower....if we were to ever throw one again. Since we started our tradition of going out to breakfast, that's not likely. But I think I'm gonna have to try these.

    But will Johnny eat these?

  2. Johnny kind of ate these. He ate two cookies, and then true to Oreo form, he started pulling the cookies apart to eat the frosting inside. :)