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8/28/15

Vanilla Wafers yum!

Hard to believe I have lived 67 years and never baked a vanilla wafer?  To tell you the truth I just never thought about it.....Then as I was watching Damaris Phillips make her Banana Pudding on the Cooking Channel she gave her recipe for them.  I of course adapted a little but what little delights they are.  The man who mows for us came to the door to collect and just went on and on about how good the house smelled when he walked up to the screen door.

Ingredients for Vanilla Wafers:

2 sticks room temperature butter  (1 C.)
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
1/4 C. vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Line baking sheets with parchment or silpat mats and set them aside.

Cream the butter and sugar with a stand mixer for about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl combine the dry ingredients.  Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix at lowest speed until just combined.  Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Drop by teaspoon fulls onto the prepared pans and bake for 12-14 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!  Yield 7-8 dozen depending on size.

NOTE:  VERY IMPORTANT DOUGH IS KEPT CHILLED.  I STUCK IN THE FREEZER WHEN IT BEGAN TO SOFTEN FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN PROCEEDED.

2 comments:

Myrna said...

Sure look good enough to eat.
Is the amount of vanilla right?

Myrna said...

Hi Diane
Thanks for the answer. The cookies look great and I am planning on trying them. I don't think I have ever made any with that much vanilla in them either. We enjoy your blog also and I read it regularly.
Thanks again