Saturday, March 28, 2009
Cookies and milk doesn't have to be with chocolate chip, oatmeal or oreo.
Here's a wafer cookie that bring back some childhood memories. These are Vanilla Almond Wafers. Kind of like those Nilla Wafer cookies. This goes well with some moooooo juice (milk), tea, yogurt, ice cream, cookie sandwiches. Anything you do with a regular cookie, you can do with this.
It has a flavor similar to a fortune cookies, but better, not processed, without the weird shape and the paper fortune generated by a computer that sometimes gives you a haiku rather than a fortune.
Vanilla Almond Wafers
2 Large Egg Whites
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
8 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour (you may substitute half wheat flour for wheat wafers)
1 1/2 tsp Cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
8 Tbsp Sugar (or sugar substitute)
3 tsp Water
Sesame Seeds (optional as a topping)
Preheat oven 300˚F
Sift all the dry ingredients (Flour, cornstarch, salt, and sugar) together in a bowl. Then stir water into the mixture. It'll look like crumbly pieces of dough.
In a another medium bowl, beat egg whites lightly with vanilla, almond and oil. Mix until frothy, but not stiff
Next, add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix together into a smooth batter. Batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a spoon.
Use a silpat or greased baking sheet. Place a small dollop on the baking sheet and gently swirl to make them into thin rounds. The diameter could be of your choice (small, medium or large). Sprinkle a little sesame seeds on top.
Bake until it turns golden brown (roughly 15 min). Let cool until cookies harden.