The other day I watched an episode of Tyler's Ultimate where he made his Ultimate Banana Pudding. It looked so delicious I decided make my own version this week. I picked up the ingredients I needed, but then realized when I got home, I forgot the Nilla Wafers. No problem. I figured I probably already had everything I needed to make them at home, so I searched and found a recipe online at another blog called Baking Bites . The dough comes together in minutes and they only take about 11-13 minutes to bake. I think these had a wonderful buttery, vanilla flavor and were nice and crisp when they cooled, much like the store-bought version. Once baked, the cookies are a little bigger than a quarter. Easy to pop into the mouth! Enjoy!
Homemade Vanilla Wafer Cookiesfrom Baking Bites
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, add flour, salt and baking powder. Stir with a whisk to combine. Combine dry mixture with the wet ingredients.
Add dough to pastry bag (I use the disposable plastic kind from Wilton), that has been fitted with a plain piping tip. I used my Ateco 805 tip.
Pipe dough onto the sheet, making each cookie about the size of a nickel. You can make them bigger or smaller, but will need to adjust the baking time. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size, remove when they turn a light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets and store in an airtight container.