Brown Edge Wafers
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Brown Edge Wafers (aka Swedish Butter Cookies) made with a secret ingredient -- potato flour.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (regular, not unsalted), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup potato starch flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour and potato starch flour; add to butter mixture and stir until combined. Chill dough for about an hour. Roll into small balls and place on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets. Press gently with palm of hand to flatten slightly. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes or until edges are brown.
Notes
Makes about 60
(I only ended up with about 50)

Note: This recipe is one where you can let your premium vanilla extract (Penzey's, Nielsen Massey) shine. I think they'd be incredible with vanilla bean!

Another Note: I used unsalted butter and a generous pinch of salt. The recipe on the box just says "butter", so I'm assuming they used salted. Whatever you do, don't leave out the salt if you use unsalted butter or else the cookies will taste flat.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2006/10/brown-edge-wafers/