Perfectly Crisp Homemade Vanilla Wafers Recipe

Perfectly Crisp Homemade Vanilla Wafers Recipe

There's nothing quite like the sweet, buttery aroma of homemade vanilla wafers wafting through the kitchen. These delightful cookies are a beloved classic, perfect for enjoying on their own or as a base for delectable desserts. Get ready to impress with this easy-to-follow recipe that promises crisp, melt-in-your-mouth perfection in every bite!

Ingredients of Homemade Vanilla Wafers Recipe:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg white, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions of Making Homemade Vanilla Wafers Recipe:

  1. Prepare your workspace by preheating the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar. Using a stand mixer or handheld beaters, cream the ingredients together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Incorporate the room-temperature egg, egg white, and vanilla extract into the butter mixture, mixing on low speed until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in two batches, mixing on low speed until each addition is fully incorporated.
  6. Once the dough is formed, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up slightly.
  7. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper, lightly greased with non-stick spray.
  8. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and scoop out equal-sized dollops (about 2 teaspoons each) onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them approximately 1 inch apart.
  9. To help the cookies spread evenly, hold the baking sheet firmly and gently tap it against the counter.
  10. Bake the vanilla wafers for 13-15 minutes, or until they turn a beautiful golden-brown color.
  11. Allow the freshly baked wafers to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Now you have a batch of irresistible homemade vanilla wafers that are sure to delight your taste buds! Enjoy these crisp, buttery treats on their own or get creative by using them as a base for delectable desserts like banana pudding or creamy parfaits. Share your culinary creations with friends and family, and savor the sweet satisfaction of homemade baked goods.

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