Friday, April 3, 2009

Vanilla Wafer Cupcakes

Vanilla wafers are one of my very favorite cookies. I literally could eat a whole package by myself (but I won't...maybe). When I came across this recipe, I just had to try it. Oh, so good...

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 oz) box vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place paper baking cups in 24 muffin cups.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Add cookie crumbs and milk alternately to creamed mixture. Fold in pecans and coconut. Divide evenly among muffin cups.

  3. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.