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Vanilla wafer recipe

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Homemade vanilla wafers are really really simple to whip up. They'll take about a half hour to make and this recipe will make between 30-40 small cookies.

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

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  • 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
You'll also want baking sheets and parchment paper. :)

Step 2: Make the cookie dough

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Sift the flour into a bowl and set it aside. 

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

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This took a little trial and error, ha. The first batch I made, I didn't flatten the cookies out since I was not sure how much spreading they'd do. :) They turned out little and fat.

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.
 
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HollyMann11 months ago
My son's absolute favorite!
baqq1 year ago
Can we make it in microwave oven too ?
tstens1 year ago
Mmmm...these would make awesome banana pudding....
wow jessyratfink nice vanilla wafer biscuit, will i make the biscuit and the different haha
I remember the few time when my mom baught these and when she was doing something in another room i stuffed as many into my mouth and ran as quietly as i could back to mu room. Very cool thanks for sharing :)
Awesome, thank you! My kids love these and I hardly ever justify buying them...but making them is totally worthy! :)