Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

My friend Tina passed this recipe on to me. A great substitute for Nilla Wafers!

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

1/2 cup MSPI-friendly margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/3 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. vanilla

Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; mix well. Drop by small spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool. Makes about 3-1/2 dozen.

Tina's notes: Make the spoonfuls very small. The smaller the better. They spread quite a bit during baking, so very small spoonfuls gives approximately the size of the real Nilla Wafers. If you don't cook them long enough, they will be chewy instead of crispy. Still yummy, though!


Unknown said...

what's your favorite MSPI margarine for baking?

Andrea said...

I would recommend Fleischmann's Unsalted Margarine for baking, but I really prefer to use shortening when possible. I find that the margarine makes batters spread too much.