I love to get creative in the kitchen and come up with new recipes and ideas. That’s why I’m excited about the Inspired By Voortman contest, which is challenging entrants to come up with a creation made from Voortman Wafer Cookies. I’ve always wanted to enter a baking contest, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with a cookie recipe that is doubly delicious – and had my family dipping their hands back in the cookie jar for seconds!
The soft cookie base is topped with a wafer square, and is easily adaptable for three different flavors. Easy to make and requiring few ingredients, this would be perfect to make for a party as it yields just under four dozen cookies. When I try a new recipe for the first time, I judge its success by how quickly it disappears – and once I saw Jai returning to the kitchen multiple times for more cookie helpings, I knew this was a winner!
Twice as Tasty Cookies
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book – 1963 Edition
- 1 C Country Crock Original
- 1/2 C confectioner’s sugar, plus extra for topping
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
- 12 Voortman Wafer Cookies in Vanilla, Chocolate and/or Strawberry
Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer bowl. Mix on low for 1:07, then pause and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Continue mixing on medium for an additional 15 seconds, or until dough is thoroughly mixed.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet by either covering it with a COOKINA sheet or foil, OR spray the tray with PAM cooking spray.
Roll the cookie dough into balls, roughly 1 to 1 1/4″ large. Pour confectioner’s sugar into a medium sized bowl, and roll each dough ball in the sugar to coat generously. Place each cookie ball on the sheet, leaving 2 to 3″ between each cookie.
Dip the end of a glass into the confectioner’s sugar and gently flatten out each cookie.
Next, place the Voortman Wafer Cookies onto a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut each wafer into four sections. Tip: The lines on the wafer cookies can be used as guides to cut a straight line on each. Press one wafer section onto each cookie.
Bake cookies for 10 minutes or until done. Makes around four dozen cookies.
These tasty variations are a perfect compliment to the original cookie. Make as directed above, and simply add the desired extra ingredient and a slightly longer mixing time.
For chocolate cookies, add 1/4 C Unsweetened Hershey’s Cocoa.
Cherry Berry Cookies:
For cherry berry cookies, add 1/4 C diced maraschino cherries, 1 tsp. of juice from the maraschino cherry jar, and 10 drops of red food coloring.
How to Enter The Inspired By Voortman Contest:
What would you make with Voortman Wafers? Your bright idea might just win you $2,500 in the Inspired By Voortman Contest! And you don’t have to be a chef to enter: Your wafer creation could either be a recipe, or a fun wafer art creation. So you could make a cookie house with your kids, or whip up your own baked goodies like I did: The choice is yours! The contest is open to residents of the US (Excluding CO, MD, NE, ND, AZ, and PR) and Canada (Excluding Quebec).
You can check out the wafer creations gallery for a few examples to get those creative juices flowing. The contest runs through June 13th at 12 PM EDT and you can enter once per day, so get in the kitchen and have some fun – and if you enter, let me know, because I would love to check out your creation!
Do you like to get creative in the kitchen? What would you make for this contest?