Vanilla Wafers

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
approximately 70 cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Position 1 oven rack in the top third of the oven and another in the bottom third. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Cream the butter and vanilla sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl after 1 minute. Add the egg and incorporate on medium speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the mixer bowl. Add the vanilla extract and milk and blend on low speed for 15 seconds. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed just to incorporate. Chill the batter in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes before scooping.

Scoop the batter in teaspoon-sized balls and arrange them on 2 parchment paper-lined half sheet pans, approximately 35 cookies per pan. Use the heel of your hand to slightly flatten each ball. Bake, 2 pans at a time, rotating the pans halfway through the baking, until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the pans to a cooling rack to cool completely before removing the cookies from the pan.


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Phenomenal Five-Star recipe! Waayyyyyy better than the store brand wafers (which use wood pulp as an ingredient AND no real vanilla; yuck!). My keys to success: 1. Refrigerate batter for 1 hour. 2. scoop teaspoon-sized balls. 3. Allow pan to cool completely before cooking more cookies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Alton Browns recipes, but this one for me was just so so. I measured my ingredients, used the vanilla sugar and a good quality vanilla and to me these taste just like sugar cookies with a little extra vanilla flavoring. They are good but they just don't taste like the Nilla Wafers from the store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There turned out wonderfully! My first time baking vanilla wafers, but not the last. I love the crisp outer texture and the strong hit of vanilla that comes with it. Way better than store bought! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious! I did find the dough to be rather sticky so I didn't even bother with trying to shape it into balls (I did flatten them. I just made them now and me & my fiance have eaten half of them already! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked them. Easy to make and easy to eat! ; item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy!!! This is the second time I've made the recipe. The first time I didn't have whole milk or vanilla sugar. The vanilla sugar makes a HUGE difference in the amount of vanilla flavor in the finished product. First time I made these I used the Ziplock piping method mentioned by other reviewers. This time I used a cookie press and am MUCH more pleased with the results (I did have to spray the cookie press plate with non-stick spray to keep the dough from sticking. I wish we could post pictures! These cookies don't last overnight at my house unless I hide them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are tasty! I was making them for the banana pudding recipe, but ended up making another batch to eat! I used a Ziploc to pipe the dough onto the baking sheets as suggested in one of the reviews. After chilling for 10 minutes, the dough came out smooth and easy. I made the cookies in narrow finger shapes and they cooked in 10 minutes. I will definitely be making these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once again AB makes generic divine. Nothing but Trefoil Girl Scout cookies beat these things! I've found a source for some uber vanillia extract that makes these cookies incredible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why would anyone want to buy store bought ones, ever again? These have no preservatives and are very yummy! Even if you aren't making the pudding recipe these go with, these are great to make ad have on hand for the little kids. Great recipe is all I can say. I didn't have vanilla sugar either, I just used white sugar and used pure vanilla extract, not imitation and these still turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! Wife and daughter approved. What more can be said? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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