This is for June Mo, who in the 8/31/11 newsletter requested
recipes for making vanilla wafers. These are 2 recipes that
I saved from 2008 newsletters. I have included Gina's
comments with the second recipe.
Nilla Wafers (Copycat/Clone)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon water
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream together sugars,
shortening, egg, vanilla extract and salt in a large bowl.
Add the flour and baking powder. Add 1 tablespoon of water
and continue mixing until dough forms a ball. Roll dough
into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly
greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until
cookies are light brown. Makes 50 to 56 cookies.
Chris in NM
Homemade Vanilla Wafers
Did you know that the Vanilla Wafer is made out of just cake
mix with less water, about 1 1/3 cup less than the cake mix
calls for. Just use any cake mix, the oil, eggs and 2 Tbsp.
milk or water. Put in a baggie or decorating bag with tip
cut off, make silver
dollar size or smaller dots of cake mix on parchment paper
and bake 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes or less, check
after 10 minutes to make sure they are not burnt.
Source: I found this out when I made a dessert out of
vanilla wafers; taking 1 vanilla wafer, a dollop of crushed
pineapple, repeat 2 more times, then cover with cool whip or
whipping cream. After a while the vanilla wafer turned to a
wonderful soft cake, so I tried this recipe with chocolate
cake mix, or any cake mix you prefer to use, or just as a
snack. The result was great.
GINA -in Indiana