Being out of vanilla wafers when you're trying to make banana puddin' is just plain ole bad luck. I found a recipe here for the cookies, but many of the reviewers said they stayed soft. So, in search of the recipe that would yield my crunchy little gems, I found this. It worked for me, so I hope it works for you.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Cream together sugars, shortening, egg, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Sift in the flour and baking powder.
- Add the 1 tablespoons water and mix until the dough forms a ball.
- Roll the dough into 1/2 inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cookies are light brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.