Today is the big day! Austin Bakes for Bastrop!
With seven sales around town and over a hundred volunteer bakers and organizers, we should be able to raise a ton of money to help people who had their lives wrecked by the wildfires that ran rampant over Texas a couple weeks back.
Stop by any one location between 10am and 2 pm today and buy some homemade goodness to help your fellow man. I’ll have vanilla wafers waiting for you!
Homemade Vanilla Wafers (aka “Manila Wafers”)
This recipe is lifted directly from Peg Bracken’s “I Hate To Cook Almanac”. I love Peg Bracken and almost every day I wish she wasn’t dead already so that I could meet her. Honk if you love Peg Bracken! Leave a comment if you’ve heard of her.Print
- 1/4 pound butter (1 stick)
- 1 1/8 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cream the butter with the sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla and combine.
- Add the dry ingredients and combine.
- Grease a cookie sheet (better yet, slap some parchment paper down.)
- Drop the dough by teaspoon-fulls, 1 1/2″ apart (on an 11×17″ pan I fit 20 cookies)
- Bake for 7 or 8 minutes and watch carefully. “When they start to brown, they brown.”
These will keep well for up to a week in a tight container. I find they get more crispy with time. These are delightful with ice cream, fruit compote, or homemade banana pudding!