Vanilla Wafer Cookies

I’m making a pretty fun dessert tonight AND my boys (young & old) wanted cookies.  The yummy recipe that I am preparing calls for ‘Nilla Wafers and I figured if I could make an awesome chocolate chip, then why not try a wafer?!   Easier than I thought and this will be a staple in our home from here on out!

The Starting Lineup

  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp (1\2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

    I left out the 1Tbsp of milk picture..too much work, I assume that you’re reading directions..

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In medium size bowl, sift together the flour, salt & baking soda.  In a small dish, mix together the milk & vanilla.

 In your stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat your softened butter & sugar on medium till light and creamy (about 5 minutes).

On low, slowly add in your dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs, followed by your milk & vanilla combo.

Once combined and almost forming a dough ball, remove from mixer and shape into a 1″ x 12″ dowel.  This dough is not sticky and easily molds into shape.  No need for excess flour here!

pretty, isnt it?…

With a very sharp knife, cut into 1/4-1/2″ slices, softly roll and gently flatten with your finger tips.  Lay appx 1″ way from each other on your parchment covered baking sheet.

Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, until tops are no longer soft.  Let cool on your baking sheet for 5 minutes and then continue to cool on a wire rack.  Done!!  Easy right??! 👍


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