I got this recipe at my neighbors annual Cookie Swap. I didn't know or hadn't been to a cookie swap until a couple of years ago. They are so much fun, if you don't know what it is or if you want to start doing one with friends/neighbors this is what you do. Each guest will make around 3 dozen of one kind of treat/cookies and provide the recipe. (the amount made depends on the number of guest you will have, you typically want to make enough for everyone to be able to take 2-3 of each dessert.) Everyone comes and enjoys great conversation and some delicious appetizers. At the end of the night you will each take 2-3 of each dessert home. (So. . . if you make 3 dozen you leave with 3 dozen, I know that's a lot of treats) You can do this at any time, my neighbor always does hers around Christmas time.
These little cookies are delicious. They are so yummy that I just had to share the recipe. I made them for Addison's party so I used a small pumpkin cookie cutter. My neighbor, who I got the recipe from, made them around Christmas so she used a small Christmas tree cookie cutter.
1 cup soft butter 1/3 cup half and half 2 cups flour
1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla food coloring
Mix ingredients for dough and chill slightly. Roll THIN and cut with small cookie cutters. Coat both sides of cookie with granulated sugar and prick with fork. (Bakes like pie crust.) Bake for 7-9 min at 375 until lightly browned. Remove and cool. Mix ingredients for filling until light and smooth. Sandwich 2 cookies with small amount of filling.