I found an amazing recipe on how to make your own vanilla wafers. I never realized how easy it was, so I don't think I will be buying any more from the store. I will just make up my own!
During this month, I've decided to join Crystal at Mrs. Happy Homemaker and do her Pantry Challenge. I cleaned out mine this morning and let me tell you — it was a HOT mess. I got the pantry, fridge, and freezer all cleaned and organized. Now that it is, I can focus on creating yummy foods!
I am making my all time famous banana pudding tonight for dessert (just click that link for the recipe), but honestly — I did not want to go to the store today, so I found a recipe online to try and make my own vanilla wafers and you know what? I did it!
Here's what you need to make yours!
Start off by creaming together the butter and the sugar until it's light and fluffy. Once you get that done, then add in your egg and vanilla. Your mixture should look something like this —
Change from the whisk attachment to the beater attachment and add in your flour mixture.
Now — here's a tip for you. When you have to mix in all the dry ingredients and you don't want to use the sifter, you can use a fork to mix it up and it does the exact thing.
Once you get all your dough mixed together, place little spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes,
I discovered that if you make the size small like a nickel, roll it in your hands and then press it, you get a more Vanilla Wafer shape. If you plop it on the tray like a regular cookie, it cooks up like a regular cookie.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla extract. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix the dry ingredients thoroughly into butter mixture. Drop cookies about 2 inches apart, 1 teaspoon at a time, onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Roll each cookie into a ball and then press flat to ensure you get that vanilla wafer look.
- Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on wire racks.
Have you ever tried making new recipes at home? Which ones have you made? Share them with me in the comments below!