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Needed...a Good Recipe For Vanilla Wafers

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I want some banana pudding soooo badly and there are some bananas on my counter that are just right. The only thing I am missing is the cookies. I have just not had good success making my own vanilla wafers. Does anyone have a recipe that works well for them? I don't have the money to purchase them boxed and I much prefer to cook from scratch anyway.

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The gluten free gourmet Vanilla Wafers

1 cup white rice flour

1/4 cup soy flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons powdered vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup (1stick)margarine or butter

1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar

1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a small bowl, combine the rice flour, soy flour, cornstarch, salt, vanilla powder, and baking powder. Set aside.

Cream the margarine and sugar. Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients and mix until it forms a dough that's like pastry dough. Shape this into balls a bit smaller than a walnut and place on an ungreased cookie shee 3 inches apart. Flatten with a moist fork to about 1/8 inch thick as you would for peanut butter coookies. Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until done and slightly browned

Gluten free kitchen vanilla wafer

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup oil

2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring

2 eggs

3/4 cup potato starch

1 cup cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon guar gum

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, and oil. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well to remove all lumps.

Drop by small teaspoonful onto greased baking sheet. Or use a pastry bag, for perfect round shape.

Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned at edges. For crispier cookies bake a minute or two longer.

I haven't tried either recipe. Good Luck

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Some one mentioned they might have tried the first recipe and they didn't hold their shape. Comparing the ingredients, the first recipe could probably use some xanthan gum or guar gum.

Laura

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Weather's been nasty here, so it may be a few days, but I'll try them both and let you know how they turn out. I think adding a little xanthan gum or guar gum to the GFG recipe might work. We also have high humidity here in Atlanta. I wonder if maybe using a little extra flour would keep them from spreading too badly. It works with one of the chocolate chip cookie recipes I got off this site.

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Vanilla Wafers

1/4 Cup Margarine at room temp.

2 TBS. Honey

1/2 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar

2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 & 1/2 Cups flour blend (gluten-free)

1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum

1/2 tsp. Salt

3/4 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Cider Vinegar

2 TBS. water, if needed

In a food processor, combine all the ingred. and process until the mixture forms a ball, adding water only if necessary to form a ball. Cover the ball tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

With rice-floured hands, shape into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove and cool on wire rack.

From Wheat-Free Recipes & More (WONDERFUL BOOK)

Carol Fenster, PH.D.

I have made these and they are good. Mine turned out crunchy and had an excellent taste.

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That last recipe sounds as though it could be a little "less bad for you" than the other two because it leaves open the door for flours with more protein and fiber. I'll try it as well. Thanks for the input.

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I tried at least one of the recipes...only problem was that I had left my vanilla at my Mom's (well, my kids did anyway). Needless to say I will have to try again next week after Mom brings back the vanilla.

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You will need the vanilla for the Vanilla Wafers! That was what I enjoyed about them I use real vanilla not the other. I think gluten-free flours or flour mixes can be ucky :wacko: and the vanilla covers that taste. :P There is also a recipe for chocolate wafers adding cocoa, that I will be soon trying!

Enjoy!

Laura

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The recipe posted from Carol Fenster's book will work well I bet because it has baking soda and vinegar. This would make the cookies crisp. You could also try not adding any levening (soda) that would make the cookies hold an exact shape.

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