Icelandic Cream Wafers


When our Son and Daughter #3  (in law) decided to serve their favourite cookies and milk instead of wedding cake at their wedding,  I had the simple task of ordering J’s Dream Cookies from Gunn’s Bakery where they are known as Diplomat cookies.  My friend Victoria though made Jen’s favourite from scratch which as I understand it is a time consuming task.  She and a friend have made these together for years and I think this is wise advise.  If you have a time-consuming job to do, share the task with a friend to make the time pass more pleasantly and then share the fruits of your labour.


1 c butter

2 c flour

1/2 c whipping cream

Cut butter into flour with pastry cutter or 2 knives.  Add whipping cream until dough forms.  Roll out to 1/4″ thickness.  Cut out 1″ circles (spice caps work nicely).  Prick with fork and sugar both sides.  It doesn’t say in recipe but I imagine that you place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375F for 7-9 minutes.


1/4 c butter

3/4 c icing sugar

1 t vanilla

red and/or green food colouring

Beat ingredients together and spread between 2 wafers forming a mini cookie sandwich.

Kath’s quote: “The most dangerous food is wedding cake.”-James Thurber

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3 Comments to

“Icelandic Cream Wafers”

  1. Avatar January 6th, 2011 at 12:09 pm Victoria Says:

    Actually, two other friends and I have made them for the last 24 years. All of us had girls within the year (1986-87) and some of us were pregnant or just had a baby when we started. Then there was the year our Boxer ate ALL of them – and then lost them the next day all over our white carpet… We seriously considered changing our tradition to a slab cookie this year…but we stuck with these wafers.

  2. Avatar January 6th, 2011 at 1:55 pm alana (at) the food Says:

    they are also known as imperial cookies and they are one of those things that are always better when made by another (and gunn’s are the best in town!)

  3. Avatar January 7th, 2011 at 7:15 am kath Says:

    The ones that we buy at the lake from Enfeld’s Bakery are our favourites. I also love the super-sized ones that Guildy’s at the HSC and other coffee shops serve (for the quantity more than the quality).

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