Monday, March 31, 2014

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

When I made these cookies, it was late so the recipe seemed a little off to me. I decided to bake one cookie as a test. When it came out of the oven, my daughter rushed over to try one until she saw I had make only one cookie. She had to go tell her Dad that I made only one cookie like I was crazy. So, my husband and son came over to witness my lone cookie on the baking sheet. I told them my dilemma about the recipe. Then I realized I forgot to add the vanilla. They all decided then that I was crazy since I was making vanilla wafer cookies. We split the lone cookie. My husband is so sweet and told me that my lone cookie tasted pretty good even with missing the key ingredient. I added the vanilla to the remaining dough and then made the rest of the cookies. They were pretty popular with my kids and husband. Do they taste like the box vanilla wafers? No but they are still pretty good.
Vanilla Wafer Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 egg yolks

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. Whisk in the vanilla and melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Add the egg yolks and whisk until incorporated.
  6. Add the flour and combine until just incorporated. Dough will be stiff.
  7. Spoon a round tsp of dough onto the baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball of dough slightly.
  9. Bake the cookies for 6 minutes and rotate the baking sheet.
  10. Bake the cookies for another 6 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Instructables.

Two years ago.....................................I made Chicken Spaghetti.
Did you already know..........................
-In 1968, Nabisco introduced Nilla Wafers.
-Nilla Wafers use synthetic vanilla.
-The Nilla Wafer line includes reduced fat, mini, and pie crust.

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