Nabisco Nilla Wafers
Here’s a simple recipe. It’s a kitchen clone of those tasty, tan, poker chip-like cookies from Nabisco. The real things come about 100 to a box and really fly when whipped into the air with a little flick of the wrist and forearm. They also skip nicely across the lake on a boring fishing trip. Next week we’ll springboard, and vary this recipe only slightly to create a clone for a different aerodynamic cookie from another manufacturer.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon water
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cream together sugars, shortening, egg, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
3. Add the the flour and baking powder. Add 1 tablespoon of water and continue mixing until dough forms a ball.
4. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cookies are light brown. (http://www.topsecretrecipes.com)
Makes 50-56 cookies.