Vanilla Wafers

Vanilla Wafers

Who doesn't love vanilla wafers? I know I certainly do. I love to eat them plain or dunk them in milk. And, of course, I love using them in banana pudding. YUM!

Over the holiday break I decided to try my hand at making my own vanilla wafers. I must say, they are very simple to make and are absolutely delicious. They may not look exactly like the ones you get from the box, but they taste just as good and I love that I made them myself.

Vanilla Wafers
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
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2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, whisk the egg, milk and vanilla together.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until it's light and fluffy. Add the wet and dry ingredients alternately to the mixer, beating well after each addition.

Using a medium size scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch between each cookie. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are cooked and centers are set. 

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Store cookies in an airtight container or cookie jar. 

Bon Appetit!

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