I wanted to post about rude, over-opinionated, child hating people who can't keep their damn mouths shut (When did "You know, you can get that fixed" replace "Congratulations!" ?!? And what business is it of theirs how many children we have? We can pay for and care for every one. It's not like we're on welfare. And when did 4 become a large number?? Oops, I guess I'm posting about it...), but I'm so stupidly angry about it, how about I share this delicious recipe for Vanilla Wafers instead?
Because it really is so good. I've had the recipe bookmarked for awhile but haven't had the chance to make them. Plus it takes a stick of butter and it's hard for me to let go of my butter in big chunks. I'm so glad I did for this recipe. They taste like the boxed stuff! Only better!
The recipe I used called for vanilla seeds scraped from the bean, but I don't just have those lying around my kitchen, so I omitted them. If you can get your hands on them, it calls for 1 whole bean's worth of seeds mixed in with the butter and sugar.
Here we go!
Vanilla Wafers - Makes about 4 cups (ish)
8 Tbs (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1 large egg white
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs milk
1 1/3 C AP flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350*.
With an electric mixer cream butter, salt and sugar until light.
Beat in egg white until well incorporated, scraping sides of bowl to mix well.
Beat in extract and milk until well incorporated.
Mix together flour and baking power and add to butter mixture. Mix well.
Fill a plastic zip bag with dough and snip off the end (or use a pastry bag with a plain attachment. Zip bags are easier to clean up though - trash can!).
Pipe dough onto cookie sheets into nickle sized mounds about 1 inch apart.
Bake for 15 -20 minutes until lightly browned, rotating every 5 minutes or so for even coloring. Cool before storing.
These were so stinking easy it seriously took me only about 10 minutes to mix it up and pipe it. I'm thinking I'll have to use these to make a Banana Cream Pie... ;)