Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Who doesn’t love a tasty vanilla wafer?  Use them in your baking, a little banana pudding, or just as a snack with some coffee….no matter what you choose, they are fabulous!  I have tried a few different recipes and couldn’t find one I loved, so naturally I tweaked them to make what I like.  For this recipe, I chose to use unbleached, organic sugar rather than sucanat or rapadura.  The reason?  Simply the taste.  I felt like the vanilla flavor was tainted too much when using other sugars that have more of a “molassasy” (is that even a word?!?) flavor.  When using the unbleached, organic sugar, you really taste the vanilla, making them true “vanilla” wafers in my opinion.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!

Homemade Whole Wheat Vanilla Wafers

1/2 cup butter, softened (not melted!)
1 cup unbleached, organic sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tbsp. milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter and sugar together.  Beat in egg, milk and vanilla extract.  Stir in flour, salt and baking powder.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (NOT wax paper…big difference!).

Drop very small blobs of dough onto your baking sheet, no bigger than a dime.  Make sure you spread them out because they will spread as they bake.

Bake at 325 for 10-15 minutes, then leave them in the oven to dry out further, leaving you with yummy, crispy little vanilla wafers to munch on to your heart’s content!

June 2, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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