They don't taste dead on like traditional vanilla wafers because we're not using all the crazy ingredients, but I think they turned out very nice. :D
You can also make them into softer, cakier cookies by not flattening the dough before you bake it and by baking it for a shorter time. My first batch of vanilla wafers went that way and turned into a yummy mistake.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted (4 tablespoons)
- 2 egg yolks
Step 2: Make the cookie dough
Now whisk the vanilla, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl until combined. Add in the melted butter and whisk again until nice and smooth.
Now you'll add in the egg yolks - make sure to whisk until you can't see any clumps of egg!
Add in the flour and use a whisk or spoon to bring the mix together until no dry spots are left - I used a whisk and it was a little tricky just because the dough is so stiff. :)
You'll also want to preheat the oven to 350 F.
Step 3: Roll the cookies out
What I recommend is using a teaspoon measure to portion out the dough - roll those portions into round balls and then flatten them slightly between your hands.
That gave the best taste and texture.