Young Chefs Academy's Vanilla Wafers

Try This Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe With Your Kids

PHOTO: Chef Karen assists children at the Cookie Baking and Decorating event.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This recipe is great to make with your kids at home for the holidays. The cookies taste delcious and are easy to prepare. Decorate them with your favorite icing and sprinkles!

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Equipment:
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cookie sheet
  • cooking spray
  • medium bowl
  • mixer
  • mixer bowl
  • wire rack
  • Cooking Directions

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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously coat cookie sheet with cooking spray.

    Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

    Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, mixing well.

    Using 1/2 tablespoon of the dough for each cookie, gently roll into a ball and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

    Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool. Makes about 5 dozen vanilla wafers.

    Recipe courtesy of Young Chefs Academy.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs

    Course: Dessert, Cookies

    More Info: Kid Friendly

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