Cream Wafer Sandwich Cookies with FiveFootFeminine

Valentines Cream Wafer Sandwich Cookies

Today we are making Valentines cream wafer sandwich cookies of which I like to call… the Doozies 🙂

These mini sandwiches are one of my all-time favorites because the cookie part is similar to shortbread (very buttery, crumbly, and melts in your mouth!) You can fill with any frosting you’d like. I simply use store-bought Pillsbury vanilla frosting and add almond extract to taste.

A few things to note with this recipe: The dough gets really soft when warm so you have to work swiftly. I like to cut my dough in half, and place one half in the refrigerator while I roll and cookie cut the other half. Also, since the cookies are pretty fragile, I like to use a plastic ziplock bag to pipe the frosting onto the cookies rather than using s spatula. It just makes life easier!


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Sugar (to sprinkle on the cookie)


  • Pillsbury vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring (I use red to make pink)
  • 2 tsp almond extract


  1. In the bowl, mix flour, butter, almond extract and whipping cream until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  3. Take half of the cookie dough out of the refrigerator, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. Roll dough to 3/16″ thickness on a well-floured surface. Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter (mine is 1-1/2″ wide and high) to cut out heart shapes. Work swiftly, because the dough softens quickly as it warms. With a thin metal spatula, transfer hearts to your ungreased cookie sheet about 1″ apart.
  4. Sprinkle hearts with sugar
  5. Prick each heart several times with a fork about 3-4 times.
  6. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, or just until set, but not browned. Let cool.
  7. Mix frosting with almond extract and food coloring
  8. Pour frosting into plastic bag, cut the bottom corner, and pipe frosting onto cookies
  9. Top with another heart cookie and very gently press together

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