by Audra at The Baker Chick...
Hello! I am so excited to be guest posting on Siriously Delicious today. I'm Audra- and I blog about lots of baked goods over at The Baker Chick. I've loved Siri's blog for awhile, and am so happy to be lending a hand while she's spending some quality time with her new babe.
I know that Siri likes to make DIY versions of popular store-bought snacks (goldfish, wheat thins), so I thought homemade 'Nilla Wafers would be right up her alley. This recipe is easy as can be, and produces a simple vanilla cookie that is loads better than the boxed version.
I made these to be a layer in a banana pudding recipe I'm posting later this week, but I think they would be delicious in so many things - ice cream toppings, trifles, or maybe just a simple not-too-sweet snack.
Thanks for having me Siri! Enjoy your baby snuggles!
Homemade Vanilla Wafers
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Adapted from: Fix me a Snack
5 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk (or half and half)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk and mix well. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir well.
Either scoop the dough into a large piping bag (or just a ziplock bag) and squeeze out rounds of dough. OR- just use a small scoop to portion 1inch rounds on a cookie sheet. Use your fingers to flatten slightly.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms begin to turn golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Serve or store in an airtight container.
*Be sure to check out The Baker Chick later this week for Audra's Banana Pudding Recipe*