Vanilla Wafer Cookies for Megan Gordon’s Banana Pudding from “A Sweet Spoonful”

Banana Pudding with Sugar Cookies
Banana Pudding with Sugar Cookies

The original plan was to make Almond Salty Butter cookies for a boxing match. Then this recipe appeared in the twitter feed. It blew the little cookies away. Besides, the boyfriend loves bananas. His younger sister is hosting a fabulous party, and we showed up empty handed at her last event. So, this recipe is a delicious adaption from Megan Gordon’s Banana Pudding from “A Sweet Spoonful.”  The least I could do is make a Simple Sugar Cookie recipe to contribute to this dish. The pudding is incredible, because it’s not from an instant mix, and it’s using real whipped cream. Megan’s blog is full of other beautiful recipes, too. Her recent post, “Throwing in the Towel,” is appropriately named for this weekend’s boxing match. It’s content is unrelated to the sport, but it’s nice to hear about another topic that doesn’t include the words: boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosely, sports and Las Vegas. Thanks, Megan for sharing a girly recipe amid this testosterone day.

Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown

Ingredients
3/4 cups AP, unbleached white flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg; freshly grated
4 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup. coconut or white sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 tbsp. organic whole milk; more or less

Directions
1. Mix flour, baking powder, sea salt and nutmeg together. Set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and egg.

3. Add half the flour mix and mix until just incorporated. Repeat with the other half. Add milk to moisten the cookie dough.

4. Divide dough in half. Roll into a log with 1-1/2 to 2 inch diameter. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Wrap logs in a plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, cut log into 1/4 inch think slices.

6. Place cookies on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely layering in Banana Pudding.

Banana Pudding

Follow Megan Gordon’s Recipe for Banana Pudding using the above Sugar Cookie recipe instead of the vanilla wafers.
Enjoy!

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