The other week I was stumbling around the internet and I came across a blog that featured a recipe for homemade Vanilla Wafers. I haven’t had vanilla wafers in years, and they looked amazing. So I decided to give the recipe a try to see if the vanilla wafers tasted as good as they looked.
These are some extremely tasty cookies.
Vanilla Wafers – (From EzraPoundCake)
- 1 cup (8 oz/250 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (10 oz/315 g) all-purpose flour
Combine the butter, sugar and salt in a bowl and using an electric mixer combine until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and egg yolks to the mixture. Mix slowly until incorporated.
Add the flour and continue to mix until the dough forms a nice smooth ball.
Split the dough into three equal portions. Form each portion into a log with a diameter of around an inch/inch and a half.
Wrap the logs in wax paper and refrigerate for a couple of hours until the dough is firm.
When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Remove the dough from the fridge, unwrap and cut into 1/4 in thick rounds.
Place the rounds onto a parchment/silpat lined cookie sheet.
Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven until the edges are browned, 12-15 minutes.
When the cookies are browned, remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for around 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes move the cookies to a cooling rack and let them cool until room temperature.
Serve with coffee for the ultimate snack.
It is noted you do not need to cook all three logs of cookies at one time. You can refrigerate the dough for 2 days or freeze it for up to 2 months.