Saturday, September 14, 2013

Quick & Easy Pill Bottle Cookies






Today my brother is getting married and I couldn't be happier for him!  I was asked to make some cookies for the reception and I wanted to make sure I made one of his favorites.  He loves those little pill bottle cookies that are tender, flaky and have that delicious creamy filling inside.  It was towards the end of the day and when I looked at the recipe I saw that it said to let the dough rest for at least an hour.  Being the impatient person that I am, I decided to see if I could make them a lot quicker.  I did!  This is the basic recipe, however I didn't let the dough rest.  I just spooned little dollops onto the cookie sheet, sprinkled on some sugar and baked.  They came out perfect!  I know the cream inside is just a butter cream, however my love of cream cheese won over and I added a little bit to it which made them even better!

  
Ingredients are as follows:

1/2 C butter
2 Tbsp. cream
1 C flour

Sugar

filling:
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/4 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ounce cream cheese, softened


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the butter, cream and flour.


Spoon little dollops onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 


Sprinkle a little bit of sugar onto each cookie.


Bake 8-10 minutes; until golden brown. Remove from tray and allow to cool.


Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese.


Spread some filling in between two cookies and sandwich them together.


Serve and enjoy!



17 comments:

  1. Yum! I have not heard of these! Will you link these up to my Friday Favs party: http://imnotatrophywife.com!

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  2. I haven't heard of these either. They sound great. Pinning =) I would love for you to link up to the TGIF Link Party going on now. =) And while your there, if you haven't already, enter to win $500 in my Blogiversary giveaway!
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  3. How exciting to get to bake cookies for your brother's wedding. These look like the perfect choice. Dainty and yummy! Congrats to the bride & groom!

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  4. Been making these for years for Christmas, but I use a small round cookie cutter. Before, YEARS ago It was a deodorant round lid. Roll your dough out on flour surface, cut rounds, place in sugar on plate, both sides, put on CookiE sheet, take fork an put an X on it. Bake for 7 to 9 min . Let cool. Make your own or buy cream cheese frosting, I add food coloring for different colors. Put frosting in between two, refrigerate . Made these for a wedding like twenty years ago also. There light an airy.

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  5. I couldn't imagine using a deodorant lid, lol...thankfully we now have cookie cutters :)

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  6. How many cookies does this recipe make??

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    1. It makes about a dozen depending on the size you make them.

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  7. What do you mean by cream

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    1. I was wondering the same thing

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    2. To cream means to blend together really well the fat (butter,crisco,lard,oil) and the sugar until creamy and light.

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    3. Cream, in the ingredients, is heavy whipping cream or you can use whole milk. Cream, in the directions, means to blend really well.

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  8. I was wondering the same thing. Can you clarify what you mean by cream? I am a very very very new newbie to baking so please help me out. Thank You

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    1. Cream, in the ingredients, is heavy whipping cream or you can use whole milk. Cream, in the directions, means to blend really well.

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  9. Just curious why are they called pill bottle cookies?

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    1. When they flattened them they used pill bottles to do it.

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  10. So, it isn't possible that they used the opening of the pill bottle as the cookie cutter? Hmm...

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