Homemade Vanilla Wafers

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The weather is just gorgeous right now, so I don’t want to hold you back for too long. Just let me tell you a bit about today’s recipe and I’ll dismiss you to the lake, to your porch or to the next beach bar.

Vanilla wafers are …

… small, crunchy cookies with, who would have thought so, vanilla flavor.

… one of the main ingredients for banana pudding * (recipe and more information will be up on the blog next week).

… homemade much better than the classics you can buy in a supermarket.

… easy to make.

… perfect to bake in advance.

… a wonderful companion for coffee.

 

That’s it for today, my dears. Set up the kiddie pool, put your feet in and treat yourself with a delicious, cold rhubarb gin tonic. That said, I’ll leave you with the wise words by Peter Licht: when I’m not here, I’m on the sundeck!

* Banana pudding is THE southern dessert you just have to try!

 

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INGREDIENTS

35 vanilla wafers – preparation time 45 minutes

1 cup flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¼ cup sugar

3 tsp vanilla sugar

2 oz butter

1 egg

 

PREPARATION

Half an hour before baking, remove the butter from the refrigerator, cut into 0.5” x 0.5” cubes and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Line out two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix butter, both types of sugar and salt until the crystals are dissolved. Add the egg and incorporate.

Combine flour and baking powder, sieve through a fine mesh strainer and mix with the other ingredients to a smooth batter.

Put the batter in a plastic bag (alternatively in a piping bag), cut off a corner and squeeze the cookies on the lined baking sheets. Each should have a diameter of about 1”.

Bake the vanilla wafers for a total of 20 minutes. Turn the sheet once after 10 minutes. After the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Here is a version of the recipe you can easily print. Enjoy!

Homemade Vanilla Wafers

07/31/2018
: 35 vanilla wafers
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 egg
Directions
  • Step 1 Half an hour before baking, remove the butter from the refrigerator, cut into 0.5” x 0.5” cubes and set aside.
  • Step 2 Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Line out two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Step 3 Mix butter, both types of sugar and salt until the crystals are dissolved. Add the egg and incorporate.
  • Step 4 Combine flour and baking powder, sieve through a fine mesh strainer and mix with the other ingredients to a smooth batter.
  • Step 5 Put the batter in a plastic bag (alternatively in a piping bag), cut off a corner and squeeze the cookies on the lined baking sheets. Each should have a diameter of about 1”.
  • Step 6 Bake the vanilla wafers for a total of 20 minutes. Turn the sheet once after 10 minutes. After the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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