Sweet & Savoury Wheat Wafers
Thin, savoury wafers, are just sweet enough and perfect on an appetizer tray. Wrap up for a hostess gift, either baked or as a frozen roll of unbaked wafers.
Tip: Keep a roll of dough in the freezer to slice and bake when the craving hits!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour in freezer, 8 minutes to bake
Makes: 36 wafers
Plain Wafer Dough
1 cup (250 mL) softened butter
1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar
1 ½ cups (375 mL) all purpose flour
¼ cup (50 mL) all purpose flour, if required
In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until creamy, about one minute. Slowly beat in flour, and continue mixing until dough is smooth and pliable, about one minute. If the dough is too sticky, gradually beat in remaining flour by the tablespoon, until dough is cookie batter consistency.
Divide dough in half.
The following quantities are for half the recipe. Double ingredients if only one variety is desired.
Lemon Thyme Wafer
1 Tbsp (15 mL) dried thyme leaves
2 tsp (10 mL) grated lemon rind
Stir into the dough until well combined. Shape mixture into a small log, about 1.5 inch (8 cm) in diameter. Wrap tightly in waxed paper or plastic wrap and freeze one hour, until firm.
Jalapeno Cheddar Wafer
1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely diced, seeded and veined, jalapeno pepper
½ cup (125 mL) crumbled, Old Cheddar cheese or other firm grated cheese
Mix into one half of the dough recipe until well combined. Shape mixture into a small log, about 1.5 inch (8 cm) in diameter. Wrap tightly in waxed paper or plastic wrap and freeze one hour, until firm.
Dough can also be completely frozen at this point, to bake at another time.
Remove dough from freezer and let stand for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper. Slice logs into ¼ inch (1 cm) thin wafers. Place 1 inch (5 cm) apart and bake 8 to 10 minutes, until firm and lightly browned on the bottom. Allow wafers to rest two to three minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
Store in an air tight container for up to 10 days, wafers freeze well.